George Webb Restaurants
Press Release

Milwaukee Baseball Fans are Just Three Games Away from Historic Prediction

George Webb is On Deck to Reward Loyal Fans

By - Jul 2nd, 2021 09:57 am

MILWAUKEE (July 2, 2021) – A nine-game winning streak by Milwaukee has George Webb preparing to honor its famous “12 in a Row” prediction. The famous George Webb prediction dates back more than 80 years and has only been realized twice in the restaurant’s history.

“Milwaukee has a chance at 12-straight wins when they play Pittsburgh on the Fourth of July,” stated Ryan Stamm, vice president of George Webb Restaurants. “We couldn’t think of a better way to spend the holiday weekend than cheering on our team as they edge closer to 12 straight wins.”

History in the Making

The George Webb “12 in a Row” prediction unofficially began in the 1940s. It was then formalized in 1965 when owners painted the prediction on restaurant walls and advertised it in local papers. As legend has it, George Webb boldly stated that once the hometown team won 12 games in a row, free burgers would be served.

Sure enough, in 1987, Milwaukee surpassed that number with a 13-game winning streak and as a result, George Webb Restaurants handed out almost 170,000 free hamburgers. To meet the demand, they ordered more than 25,000 pounds of ground beef and went through 2,868 pounds of onions in addition to 367,180 slices of pickles.

Milwaukee won another 12-straight games in October 2018, which once again meant free hamburgers for loyal fans. George Webb served up 90,000 burgers and handed out 100,000 free burger vouchers.

If Milwaukee wins 12-straight games, George Webb will announce a specific day and time for the free giveaway. Check out georgewebb.com for details and be sure to follow George Web on Facebook and Twitter.

About George Webb Restaurants
George Webb was founded in 1948, with its first location being the corner of Ogden and Van Buren streets in Milwaukee. Now there are 26 locations throughout Milwaukee, Brookfield, Cedarburg, Franklin, Germantown, Greenfield, Hales Corners, Hartford, New Berlin, Oconomowoc, Peshtigo, Racine, West Allis, Waukesha, Wauwatosa, and West Bend. Known for having two clocks in each store and serving breakfast 24/7, George Webb has a wide range of menu items featuring fresh Wisconsin products.

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