Aioli Gourmet Burgers is known for its Triple Threat Challenge — an intense food competition where hungry competitors attempt to finish a three-patty burger, loaded fries and a shake in less than 15 minutes.
Now, with the help of Alice Cooper’s Solid Rock Teen Centers and Valley Youth Theatre, the restaurant’s owners are inviting Valley youth ages 12-20 to create a tune that perfectly pairs with the Triple Threat Challenge, according to a release.
In business since 2013, Aioli opened its second Valley location in Fry’s Marketplace in Litchfield Park last year.
The winning song will be used to promote and market the challenge through a commercial video with Aioli Chef Tommy D’Ambrosio.
“We had such a wonderful experience partnering with Alice Cooper’s Solid Rock Teen Centers on our burger and shake competition. I was inspired by the talent of the teens and am thrilled to work with them again for this competition,” Mr. D’Ambrosio said in a prepared statement. “This one is extra special because we have Valley Youth Theatre as a partner too so that we can reach more kids and give them a chance to do something fun!”
Young musicians have until Saturday, May 3, to create an original, 1- to 2-minute song with a video showcasing the Triple Threat Challenge, load it to YouTube and submit it via aioliburger.com Songs should feature all original music, with no profanity, in any musical genre.
“We are so excited to partner with Aioli Burger and Alice Cooper’s Solid Rock Teen Rock Center to provide this amazing opportunity to the young people in our community! Creativity and talent abound in the young people in this town,” Valley Youth Theatre Producing Artistic Director Bobb Cooper said in a prepared statement.
Both organizations will offer support, mentorship and resources to any teens interested in participating. The teen centers offer state-of-the-art recording studio and video studio space to support young participants.
“Phoenix has a rich history of talented young musicians that have become known worldwide including Jimmy Eat World, Jordin Sparks, Taylor Upsahl, The Format, Gin Blossoms and of course, Alice Cooper,” Randy Spencer, partnerships and development at Alice Cooper’s Solid Rock Teen Centers, said in a prepared statement.
“We see highly talented teens every day at our teen center and this is a great opportunity for more youth to showcase their creativity,” he said. “We are thankful to partner with Aioli Gourmet Burgers and Valley Youth Theatre on this contest and can’t wait to hear all of the great submissions!”
The top three submissions will be announced Friday, May 7, and the first-place winner announced Tuesday, May 11.
First-place winner will receive a turntable or guitar, four tickets to any performance at the Herberger Theater Center with a backstage tour, a hosted party for 10 at Aioli Gourmet Burgers and a feature in the commercial video with Mr. D’Ambrosio.
Second-place winner will receive signed music or sports memorabilia, two tickets to any performance at the Herberger Theater Center and a $75 Aioli gift card.
Third-place winner will receive two tickets to any performance at the Herberger Theater Center, a $50 Zia Records gift card and a $50 Aioli gift card
For more information, visit aioliburger.com/community-love.