Bull Outdoor Products Heat Up the 2013 World Food Championships

NASHVILLE, TENN., Dec. 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "best burger" title is a tough one to come by, but if you pack your patties right, like Wade Fortin of Second City Smoke, you just might earn your way to the top. Fortin, who won July's Bull Burger Battle competition at American Sale in Carol Stream, Ill., just outside of Chicago, earned his way into the World Food Championships in Las Vegas as a Team Bull Burger champion. There, he dished it out with more than 300 competitors in seven categories of food, won the coveted World Burger Champion title, and pocketed $15,000 in prize money along the way.

In the summer of 2013, Bull Outdoor Products®, in collaboration with the World Food Championships, launched its inaugural Bull Burger Battle series of live event burger cookoffs. The series, which took place in five major cities across the country, sent the winner of each competition on to compete in the World Burger Championship as part of Team Bull.

"Cooking competitions, like our Bull Burger Battles, are sweeping the nation as an extension of America's passion for outdoor cooking," said Frank Mello, VP Sales & Marketing at Bull Outdoor Products. "We wanted to provide the best of the best with the opportunity to create the best food on the planet using our premium outdoor grill, and the World Food Championships was the perfect stage."

Bull Outdoor Products, a presenting sponsor of the 2013 World Food Championships, supplied 55 Lonestar Select grill carts, which were used extensively throughout the seven-category competition.

"As a leading manufacturer of outdoor products, Bull Outdoor is the perfect partner for the World Food Championships," said Mike McCloud, president and CEO of Trybe Targeting, producers of the World Food Championships. "From desserts to sandwiches to burgers, championship cuisine was created at the World Food Championships showcasing premium Bull Outdoor grills."

To stay in the food champ chatter and for more information on the World Food Championships, visit worldfoodchampionships.com, Facebook.com/WorldFoodChampionships or Twitter (@WorldFoodChamp).

About Bull Outdoor Products

BULL Outdoor Products Inc. is a leading innovator and manufacture of quality branded products developed and designed for the outdoor living marketplace. Our products are sold to customers in specialty retail, hearth, hardware, appliance, building materials and the building trade. Products are sold in the US, Canada, Europe, South and Central America. Bull is committed to providing the most complete line of premium products at value prices in the industry. Specific product categories include grills, cart grills, grilling accessories, rubs, sauces, fire features, outdoor kitchens and their components. The company was founded in 1993 and is currently headquarter in Rialto, California with a secondary facility and dealer showroom located in Athens, Tennessee. www.bullbbq.com

About the World Food Championships

The World Food Championships is a yearlong, world-wide search for the best team, cook or chefs in competition food sport. The event culminates in a 4-day high-stakes food fight to name the ultimate World Food Champion. Major bragging rights and $300,000 are on the line as competitors, from Pros to average Joes, earn their right to compete in tournament process in Downtown Las Vegas. The seven-category World Food Championships will take place at the Fremont Street Experience on Nov. 7-10. To learn more, visit www.worldfoodchampionships.com

CONTACT: Jeff Morris 615-297-6886 jeffm@mmacreative.comSource: Trybe Targeting