Free Frozen Custard, Halloween Costume Contest, Bounce House and a $1000 Donation to the Matt Blackwell Foundation Also on Tap at Hwy 55 This Saturday
Indian Land, SC (RestaurantNews.com) After serving the best burgers in the history of U.S. 521 since its soft opening in July, Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries in Indian Land, South Carolina is turning back the clock with an old-school 50’s-style party, featuring its world-famous burger eating contest.
This Saturday, October 29th from 3 pm – 6 pm at 8348 Charlotte Highway, approximately 8 miles south on 521 from the Johnston Road exit off I-485 in Ballantyne (Charlotte, NC), Hwy 55 will host its official Grand Opening Celebration, featuring a Classic Car Cruise-In, free frozen custard, a Halloween costume contest and a bounce house for kids.
The highlight of the event will be the 55 Challenge, Hwy 55’s famous hamburger eating contest at noon. The 55 Challenge has been a crowd favorite on Hwy 55’s menu since the brand’s inception 25 years ago. The 55-ounce burger with seven patties and at least four trimmings on a bun comes with fries and a 24- ounce drink. If a guest can eat it all in 30 minutes, it’s free and Hwy 55 will put the guest’s name on their website for bragging rights. If the guest is unable to finish the meal in 30 minutes, it costs $29.99.
For the burger-eating contest at the grand opening, there’s no cost to participate.
Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries boasts a fresh, All-American diner experience with fresh, never-frozen burgers, premium sliced cheesesteaks piled high on steamed hoagies, and frozen custard made in-house every day. With its open-grill design, the kitchen’s dedication and care when hand-crafting meals is front and center.
Already well-known in Charlotte, North Carolina and South Carolina, Hwy 55 says the Indian Land restaurant in Lancaster County is one of 50 new Hwy 55 locations planned for South Carolina over the next 10 years.
“The reception we received over the summer was just fantastic. Indian Land is the highest growth area in Lancaster County, which is also the fastest-growing county in South Carolina and we’ve been busy since day one,” said Jason Hall, owner of the Hwy 55 Indian Land location and the master franchise partner in Louisiana. “We knew this was going to be a great location and we’ve already built a strong following of loyal guests. So we’ll treat them and some new friends at our official grand opening this Saturday.”
In keeping with Hwy 55’s continued mission to give back to the communities where it does business, the Hwy 55 in Indian Land will donate $1000 to the Matt Blackwell Foundation, which is dedicated to enriching the lives of Lancaster County’s youth. The donation is funded by Hwy 55’s charitable arm, Andy’s Charitable Foundation, the most company’s most visible commitment to community involvement.
About HWY 55
Hwy 55, a retro-themed diner that features fresh, never-frozen hand-pattied burgers, house-made frozen custard, and other classic favorites in a unique open-kitchen setting, was founded in Goldsboro, North Carolina in 1991. Hwy 55 reflects founder Kenney Moore’s commitment to authentic hospitality and fresh food. Widely known in the state for its fresh food and service that exceeds expectations, the chain won BurgerBusiness.com’s “Best Burger” in 2012. It also was recently named a top 500 franchise in the United States by Entrepreneur magazine and a “Next 20” restaurant brand by Nation’s Restaurant News. HWY 55 currently has 131 locations in 10 states, Denmark and the United Arab Emirates. Like HWY 55 on at https://www.facebook.com/Hwy55burgers or follow us at https://twitter.com/hwy55burgers. For more information, visit https://www.hwy55.com.
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