SALT LAKE CITY — After a few weeks of voting, and many local restaurants showcasing their best takeout options to Utahns, we finally have a winner … well, sort of.
Crown Burgers took an early lead over The Pie Pizzeria Friday before the pizza joint reigned supreme and claimed a 1,187 vote lead at midnight Friday after approximately 60,000 votes were cast — about the standard amount of votes cast in a day’s worth of voting. But that’s where the bracket challenge took a crazy turn and escalated into something more unreal.
In less than 24 hours — more appropriately 12 hours — Crown Burgers took a monstrous lead (garnering 66% of the vote) after approximately 150,000 more votes were cast in that time frame. The reality is, there’s no way that happened. I’ve been doing this bracket challenge since 2016 and we’ve never seen more than 150,000 votes