Dolphins Hall of Fame coach talks burgers and football
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (WSVN) -- A local burger joint is offering the chance to win a VIP experience with former NFL coach Don Shula at a future Miami Dolphins game.
Fort Lauderdale's Shula Burger, located at 1515 S.E. 17th St., is hosting multiple events during the month of October where guests will see a new look at the restaurant and will be able to enjoy food and beverage offers, along with the chance to win what they are calling a "VIP NFL experience" with Shula himself.
Shula Burger is part of the ever-growing chain of Shula Steakhouses and other family restaurants. "Shula Burger came about during the recent economic downturn," David Shula, Don Shula's oldest son and Shula Burger's President said. "People wanted value but were much more cost conscious because of what was happening with the economy."
The 83-year-old hall of fame coach, active as ever in his businesses, is following the current Miami Dolphins, who recently lost two straight games. "Well, they're struggling," Don Shula said. "They're trying to put it all together and you see signs of them being able to do it. I like the coach, I like the quarterback, Tannehill, Philbin. Defensively. they're pretty good.
"Some of the games they've lost have been heartbreaking losses," Shula added, "so you don't want a lot of those. You want to make sure that you turn the heartbreaking loss to a great win that you're very happy and proud of and build on that."
Winners will receive two club seats and a premium parking pass for the Nov. 17 Miami Dolphins home game versus the San Diego Chargers. Those selected will also meet Shula in his private suite for photographs, autographs and memorabilia.
The winner will be announced on Nov. 1.
Those who sign up for a chance to win will receive a free beer or house wine. For more information and a chance to win, visit: http://www.shulaburger.com.
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