Zip’s Cafe selling ‘Playoff Patty’ curated by Sam Hubbard

A portion of proceeds will go to the Sam Hubbard Foundation.
Published: Jan. 24, 2023 at 8:18 PM EST
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CINCINNATI (Enquirer) - Ever wondered what a Cincinnati Bengals-themed burger tastes like? Here’s your chance to find out.

Zip’s Cafe in Mount Lookout is selling a specialty burger called the Playoff Patty, curated by Bengals defensive end Sam Hubbard, according to our media partners at the Enquirer.

The new menu item is a double cheeseburger topped with fried onions and a side of the restaurant’s Six Point Sauce.

A portion of the proceeds will go to the Sam Hubbard Foundation’s program, Hubbard’s Cupboards.

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Owner Mike Burke said the idea for the postseason burger came from a video in which Hubbard named Zip’s Cafe his favorite restaurant in the area. Burke then contacted Hubbard’s foundation, which coordinated the collaboration between the Cincinnati native and the local eatery.

According to Burke, the restaurant has sold nearly 100 of the specialty patties since its debut Jan. 20.

“Somebody said they drove from two hours away just to come in and try the Playoff Patty and they loved it,” Burke said. “Hearing things like that from new and old customers is always great.”

The owner said he plans to feature the new menu item, priced at $16.75, through Super Bowl 57. Although he is pleased by the response, Burke said his main goal with the burger is to support Hubbard’s Cupboards, which works with local nonprofit Crayons to Computers to provide food and school supplies directly to students and teachers.

“We’re excited to be a part of it ... We really want to make sure we’re making a donation that will be impactful toward his foundation and all his success,” Burke explained.

The new Playoff Patty is not the only connection between Zip’s Cafe and the Bengals. The restaurant received a game ball last season following the team’s win in the AFC championship game.

The Playoff Patty is a double cheeseburger topped with fried onions and a side of Six Point...
The Playoff Patty is a double cheeseburger topped with fried onions and a side of Six Point Sauce.(Provided)

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