ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Joey Wimmer, area director of the Fuddruckers restaurants, saw it as an omen.
“They assigned us a preparation time of 5:05 p.m.,” he said, pointing out that the numbers are also the area code for much of New Mexico. “We were a shoo-in to win.”
And they did.
Fuddruckers’ was the very last burger sampled by the panel of four judges and was named as having the best green chile cheeseburger at this year’s New Mexico State Fair Green Chile Cheeseburger Challenge, knocking off reigning champion Sadie’s.