BBQ Daddy crowned Manchester’s Most Wanted Burger

John Leaver from Blackburn has been announced as the winner of Southern Eleven’s Manchester’s Most Wanted Burger competition. John, who works as a Leisure Consultant, created the BBQ Daddy which beat off nearly 500 entries for the ultimate burger title.


Southern Eleven, set in the heart of Spinningfields, gave people the chance to have their say about what they would want their perfect burger to taste like when they kicked off their Manchester’s Most Wanted Burger competition earlier this month. Diners to the BBQ eaterie filled in free entry sheets where they had to decide on toppings, type of meat, and name their creation. Those unable to get into the restaurant got the opportunity to enter online by going to

Entries were narrowed down to the final 3: The Alabama Redneck, The Beast of the Southern Wild and BBQ Daddy. The trio were made up and served to the expert panel of judges: Celebrity Chef and owner of the award-winning Nutters Restaurant, Andrew Nutter, Manchester Evening News Food Editor Dianne Bourne and’s Simon Binns who crowned the winner BBQ Daddy.


Both Dianne Bourne and Simon Binns were impressed by the online casino 3 finalists inventive flair and their tasty ‘wow’ factor.

Andrew Nutter gave the winning burger a big thumbs up:

“The combination of ingredients gave it a juicy depth of flavour that took the humble burger to the next level.”

BBQ Daddy is a monster of a burger consisting of sweet honey BBQ sauce, BBQ beans, BBQ pulled pork, 2 burgers and Hickory streaked bacon- with strict instructions by creator John Leaver that there was to be NO salad!

The winning burger will now get the honour of being put on the Southern Eleven menu from next month along with John receiving a complimentary meal for 4 at the restaurant.



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