Hartford, CT (PressExposure) June 04, 2009 -- Thursday was a jam packed day for Plan B Burger Bar. There is no greater honor for two local restaurant owners than a day that starts with an event at the capitol and ends with a big after party in West Hartford.
Plan B is a burger, bourbon and beer establishment with locations in Glastonbury, Simsbury, and West Hartford. Just in time for National Burger Day on May 28th, the restaurant won NBCConnecticut.comâs Golden Local award for the best burger in Connecticut. At 12:00 on Thursday, Governor Jodi M. Rell issued a congratulatory proclamation in honor of Plan B Day.
âI can attest to these burgers,â said Rell. âI go there with my family, my husband and my sister-in-lawâ¦ When she asked me what the specials are, I told her, âThereâs one specialty here â the burgers!â My husband and I will split the stack of minis, and when it comes down to that last burger, we have to decide who can have it. Maybe I need to start getting two stacks!â
The House Minority Leader, Lawrence Cafero, introduced Plan B on the floor of the House of Representatives. Congratulations were offered to Allie Gamble, Founder and C.E.O., and Shawn Skehan, Co-Founder and Partner, followed by a round of roaring applause. Members of the House of Representatives enjoyed a special luncheon hosted by Plan B in celebration of the last day of session. Representatives milled around the floor during a break muttering, âThis really IS the best burger I ever had!â
Thursday evening, Plan B threw an after party with some West Hartfordâs finest to celebrate National Burger Day with mini burger tastings, good music and good company. Craig from WCCC 106.9 was spinning and the buzz from the exciting events of the day amplified into full fledged celebration mode. NBCConnecticut.com managing editor, Andrew Pergam, presented Plan B with their official NBCConnecticut.com Golden Local award during the party. Fans, supporters, and NBC 30 staff celebrated into the night after live news broadcasts from the West Hartford location. At most recent count, well over 2,000 people signed up for the free mini burger coupon on http://www.planbburger.com.
High resolution photography of National Burger Day is available upon request.
State of Connecticut
By Her Excellency M. JODI RELL, Governor: an OFFICIAL STATEMENT
On behalf of the State of Connecticut, I, M. JODI RELL, Governor, take great pleasure in congratulating Plan B as you are honored with the Golden Local Award by NBC Channel 30.
This recognition is a testament to your outstanding public service and commitment to making and serving the best burgers in the State of Connecticut as voted on by Connecticut citizens.
Through your outstanding customer satisfaction, fresh burgers and countless options of beer, either on tap or bottled, you have demonstrated your dedication and commitment to quality food; fresh, never frozen, ground-on-the-premises meat; and a relaxing bar atmosphere. Your enthusiasm, leadership and win over Five Guys Burgers and Fries are truly impressive.
This recognition celebrates your many contributions to the food community of Connecticut in your three locations. I congratulate you on your Best of Connecticut win and wish you continued success in the future.
Therefore, I, M. JODI RELL, Governor of the State of Connecticut, do hereby officially proclaim May 28, 2009, as PLAN B DAY in the State of Connecticut.