George Webb launches baseball burger promotion

By Freeman Staff

March 29, 2019

Customers line up at the George Webb Restaurant located at Shorewood and Oakland for the first burger giveaway in 1987.
Submitted photo

CITY OF PEWAUKEE — To coincide with the Brewers Opening Day, George Webb Restaurants is bringing back a fan favorite promotion — 5 for $5.

When the Milwaukee Brewers team scores five or more runs — home or away, win or lose — all 30 George Webb locations will offer five burgers for $5 through midnight the following day. George Webb, the restaurant’s namesake and founder, opened his first diner in 1948 on the corner of Ogden and Van Buren in Milwaukee. He also launched unique marketing, including if the hometown team would win 12 games in a row, he would grill free hamburgers.

To this day, George Webb continues to honor its founder’s legendary pledge, with the first-ever giveaway occurring in 1987. The second giveaway took place just last year when the team caught fire shortly before the postseason and embarked on a 12-game winning streak.

“Last season brought us an opportunity to celebrate and fulfill the promise of our founder with the next generation of fans,” said Ryan Stamm, vice president of George Webb Restaurants. “This season, we hope to see another year of twelve straight wins and will be ready to once again fire up the grill!”