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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Milwaukee restaurant owes free burgers thanks to Brewers’ win streak

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The Milwaukee Brewers’ 6-5 win in Game 1 of the NLCS on Friday night was costly to more than just the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The Brewers’ victory gave them their 12th win in a row, which earned free hamburgers for the city from George Webb restaurants.

As soon as the game ended, the restaurant tweeted that the promotion would take place on Thursday, Oct. 18.

Since 1965, George Webb has been offering the free burgers promotion in the state of Wisconsin for either the Brewers or Braves (who used to be in Milwaukee) if they won 12 in a row. The feat has only been achieved once — in 1987 — but it’s happening again.

Brewers manager Craig Counsell knew what was at stake entering the game.

“Who knew that we would make it this far,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said, “and the biggest piece of stress going into this game would be George Webb’s hamburgers?”

According to MLB.com, the last time the promo happened, the restaurant gave away 170,000 burgers! How many will they give away this time?



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