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The Beefy Boys’ Murf to Judge National Burger Awards After 2023 Double Win!

Anthony ‘Murf’ Murphy, a founding member of The Beefy Boys, has been invited to serve as a judge at the prestigious 2024 National Burger Awards. This esteemed honour comes on the heels of The Beefy Boys’ remarkable achievement at the awards in 2023, in which they became the first contenders ever to win both the National Burger of the Year and Burger Chef of the Year awards simultaneously.

This year will mark the tenth anniversary of the National Burger Awards, which will take place on Tuesday 20 February at the Big Penny Social in London. This year, Murf, who was crowned Burger Chef of the Year in 2023, will bring his expertise to the judging panel, contributing his extensive knowledge and passion for crafting exceptional burgers.

The Beefy Boys, a collaboration between childhood friends; Anthony ‘Murf’ Murphy, Daniel Mayo-Evans, Christian Williams, and Lee Symonds have been captivating the taste buds of food enthusiasts since 2015, with restaurants in their hometown of Hereford, as well as Shrewsbury and Cheltenham. Specialising in American-style burgers and barbecue food, they pride themselves on using the finest local produce, particularly the 100% Herefordshire beef that forms the foundation of their award-winning burger patties.

HighRes MURF BEEFYBOYS Credit PeterLowbridge

Murf expressed his gratitude at being asked to return the awards, stating

“It was an absolute honour to compete with so many fellow burger flippers last year, and it’s amazing to be asked to come back as a judge in 2024. The National Burger Awards brings together the best burger talent in the country, and I’m really excited to be a part of it all over again”

Since their win in 2023, The Beefy Boys have had a whirlwind twelve months. Notably they have appeared twice on on BBC’s Saturday Kitchen Live alongside some of the UK’s most popular chefs, as well as on an episode of The Secret World of Hospitality with Tom Kerridge. Alongside this they have continued to serve their sensational burgers to hungry audiences across their three restaurants and from their food truck, which travels to events across the country.

About The Beefy Boys

Born out of a back garden barbecue in 2011 between four childhood friends (Anthony Murphy, Daniel Mayo-Evans, Christian Williams and Lee Symonds), burger business The Beefy Boys has become a true success story after establishing itself as a firm-favourite with food fans.

The business specialises in burgers and American-style barbecue food and prides itself on using only the best local produce, particularly the 100% Herefordshire beef that makes up each of their burger patties. The Beefy Boys have three restaurants; Hereford, Shrewsbury and Cheltenham, alongside their food truck which travels to events across the country.

Their food continues to receive glowing reviews from their customers, along with multiple awards from the World Food Championships including ‘Best Burger’ and second place for the ‘Best Burger Team in the World’ category, and have most recently continued their impressive journey at the 2023 National Burger Awards, in which they won Burger of the Year.

Find out more about The Beefy Boys, and book a place in one of their restaurants at

Main Image: L-R: DJ BBQ (Christian Stevenson) with The Beefy Boys founders Daniel Mayo Evans and Anthony ‘Murf’ Murphy at the 2023 National Burger Awards. Credit: NationalBurgerAwards

Inset image: Anthony ‘Murf’ Murphy Credit: Peter Lowbridge