A couple of wrestlers will soon be sinking their teeth into some mighty big burgers at Burger Heaven.
As part of Rumble Month in New Westminster, Burger Heaven is serving up two special burgers – the Rumble Burger and the Royal City Defender. They’re on the menu in March for Rumble Month, which features a series of events planned by Royal City Wrestling every Saturday at Royal City Centre mall and the Royal City Rumble event on Saturday, March 30.
“We are looking at doing a couple of spicy burgers for them,” said Burger Heaven general manager Chris Geib. “One is going to be a beef and one is going to be a veggie.”
In addition to the March 30 wrestling action (including a 20-person Royal City Rumble and a match featuring Mayor Jonathan Cote), Rumble variety shows are taking place on Saturdays from 1 to 2 p.m. in a wrestling ring in Royal City Centre. The shows will include segments like New West Has Talent, Ask the Expert and What’s Happening in New West.
After the March 9 event, The Volcano and Big Daddy Buck will head to Burger Heaven to compete in a burger-eating contest.
“They are going to have an Ernie’s’ Mile High competition to see who can eat fastest. We are going to be doing a special burger just for those two – 10 patties,” Geib said. “Our standard Ernie’s is eight patties, which is three-and-a-half pounds of meat, so now we are looking at 10 patties, which is probably four-and-a-quarter pounds of meat.”
Burger Heaven sells an average of two or three of the Ernie’s Mile High burgers each week, but not everyone is able to finish the burger. Every January, people who had the top four times for completing the burger between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31 from the previous year return to the restaurant to compete for the prizes.
New West resident Rish Koya (aka Mr. India) founded Royal City Wrestling as a way of building community through various events, including wrestling. Burger Heaven was sold on the idea of taking part in Rumble Month, as Koya’s vision is to show people they don’t have to leave New Westminster to get good food, good products and good services in the city.
The restaurant, located at 77 10th St., recently unveiled its new Burger Heaven app, which enables customers to collect rewards points for purchases, and receive free items such as milkshakes and meals as points are accumulated.