Indianapolis 2015 Bull Burger Battle

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Indianapolis showed us some of the best burgers in the Midwest. Sixteen cooks competed for the coveted chance of becoming a member of Team Bull and to compete in the World Food Championships this November.

Family Leisure hosted the event at their wonderful facilties with events for the entire family including face painting, live music, food trucks and much more! Not to mention, George Hill from the Indiana Pacers was a featured celebrity judge for the competition. Other featured judges included local food critic, Terry Kirts, local radio veteran, Dave “Gunner” Gunn, food blogger, Heather Tallman, and registered dietitian, Jenni Purcell Browning.

In first place, with a score of 93, Matt Stum from Local Eatery and Pub took home the gold with his “Backyard with a Twist” burger. This winning burger included pickled mustard seeds, pickled onions, American cheese, lettuce and tomato. Coming in second place, with a score of 88.625, Carlos Sampayo from Whiskey Business created the “Whiskey BBQ Burger.” The Whiskey BBQ Burger was dressed with bacon, whiskey bbq sauce, cheddar cheese and onion rings. In third place, Jake Burgess from Fox Gardin cooked up the “317 Burger” which scored an 88.625. This burger had mixed greens, bacon, aged cheddar cheese, onion, tomato and pickle.

A HUGE thank you goes out to the Family Leisure team, participating judges and competitors that helped put this event together! We’ll see you next year!

Bull BBQ 2014 World Food Championships

Burger Battle Host

Family Leisure began in 1967 as J & J Distributing Company, a vending machine distributor near downtown Cincinnati. In 1969, J & J Distributing Company started selling swimming pools and pool tables and soon became the city's largest pool store.

Contact Name

Gina Stephenson


11811 Pendleton Pike
Indianapolis, IN 46236




2015 Bull Burger Battle - Indianapolis Results

Place Competitor Score
1 Matt Stum 93
2 Carlos Sampayo 88.625
3 Jake Burgess 88.625
4 Staci Jett 85.5
5 Richard Alva 85.375
6 Niko Angelos 84.75
7 Dan Jarmin 83
8 Shayne Dye 77.875
9 Chris Belville 76.75
10 Chris Constant 75.75
11 Bradley Thomas 75.75
12 Scott Sims 75.375
13 Matt McGram 72.5
14 Larry Lentz 71.125
15 Zack Weber 68
16 Matt Gill 67.75