Smoked Burgers & BBQ Announces First-Ever Celebrity Burger Charity Program

Smoked Burgers & BBQ Announces First-Ever Celebrity Burger Charity Program
Las Vegas-based celebrities are creating themed burgers to benefit local charities. Smoked Burgers & BBQ at The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace is announcing its 2019 schedule of its inaugural Celebrity Burger Charity Program, with each burger created to have a portion of proceeds donated to the charity of their choice (Pictured: The Spicy Mat Franco Burger).

The Celebrity Burger Charity Program officially begins Aug. 1 and will run through Dec. 2019 with plans to continue the program into next year.

“We asked well-known and beloved Las Vegas celebrities to create the burgers of their dreams based on their personal preferences. We had a fantastic time working side-by-side to develop these burgers and ultimately have proceeds benefit charities in our community,” says Joey Pintozzi, co-founder and vice president of sales and marketing, Hospitality Boulevard.

The Celebrity Burger line-up to include: 

August – Mat Franco at The LINQ Hotel + Experience

  • Burger: “The Spicy Mat Franco” – Beyond Meat burger patty, vegan cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, jalapeños and smoked sriracha ketchup on a vegan bun served with mesquite or sweet potato fries.
  • Charity: The Animal Foundation
  • Price: $18

September – Donny & Marie at Flamingo Las Vegas

It Takes Two - Donny & Marie Burger
It Takes Two – Donny & Marie Burger
  • Burger: “It Takes Two” – 2 Angus beef patties, American cheese, house ketchup, mustard, onions and pickles on a brioche bun, served with mesquite or sweet potato fries.
  • CharityChildren’s Miracle Network 
  • Price: $20

October – Penn & Teller at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino

The Penn & Teller Veggie Burger
The Penn & Teller Veggie Burger
  • Burger: “The Penn & Teller Veggie Burger” – Beyond Meat burger patty, tomatoes, onion, cheddar cheese and Smoked Burgers & BBQ signature smoked sauce on a brioche bun served with mesquite or sweet potato fries.
  • Charity: Aid for Aids of Nevada – AFAN
  • Price: $18

November – Jeff Civillico at Paris Las Vegas

  • Burger: “The Juggler” – Beyond Meat burger patty, organic mixed greens, sautéed mushrooms, avocado, smoked sriracha ketchup served on a brioche bun served with mesquite or sweet potato fries. (Add a fried egg for $2.00)
  • Charity: Win-Win Entertainment 
  • Price: $18

December – Mac King at Harrah’s Las Vegas

  • Burger: “The Big Mac King Burger” – Beyond Meat burger patty, lettuce, tomato, red onion, dill pickles and bleu cheese with mustard aioli on a brioche bun served with mesquite or sweet potato fries.
  • Charity: Susan G. Komen Nevada
  • Price: $18

“What better way to encourage guests to donate to a worthy cause than by feeding them! I think it’s amazing that Smoked Burgers & BBQ is creating awareness for these charities while guests simultaneously chow down on a big juicy burger,” concludes Mac King, comedian, Mac King Show.

All Celebrity Burgers will be priced under $20 and available throughout the month with 10 percent of sales benefitting the charities. All burgers can be made vegan upon request.