Cross Center specialty burger dubbed “Penobscot Poundah” by contest winner

SandwichPhotoWNameThe Cross Insurance Center last month announced they’d be taking suggestions for the name of a new specialty burger they’d be adding to the menu at two of the arena’s full-service dining concession stands; Tapas on the Penobscot and the Blue Ox Grill. The burger, which is topped with a mound of poutine, has been dubbed the “Penobscot Poundah” by winning namer Jack Keenan and his family, all of Bangor.

Global Spectrum and Ovations Food Services asked the public to submit the names they thought would best fit this burger. Ten names were then pulled from the list of over 1000 submissions, and people were asked to vote on their favorite. With the most votes, the Penobscot Poundah was the winner.

The “poundah” features a half pound of grilled angus beef, topped with lettuce, tomato, onion, bacon and a mound of poutine — a regional dish that’s a favorite of both Mainers and Canadians, that consists of French fries topped with gravy and cheese curds.

As the winner, Keenan will receive two club level tickets to a show of his choice, along with dinner for two at the club level the night of the show chosen, name recognition in the arena and at concessions and, of course, two certificates for the newly named burger. The Penobscot Poundah will debut to the public at the Hunter Hayes concert on May 1. If you attend the concert and Tweet #CICPenobscotPoundah, you’ll receive $1 off the purchase of a Poundah burger.

Emily Burnham

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Emily Burnham is a Maine native, UMaine graduate, proud Bangorian and a writer for the Bangor Daily News, where she's worked since 2004. She reports on everything from local bands to local food to all the cool things going on in the Greater Bangor area. In her quest for stories, she's seen countless concerts and plays, been lobster fishing, interviewed celebrities, hung out with water buffalo and played in a ukulele orchestra. She's interested in everything that happens in Maine.