The Round of 32 went by with tons of votes, a few surprises, and our first 1 seed going down. In all honesty I thought it was the weakest of the top seeds and that played out. Starting with the Sweet 16 this week the choices get more and more difficult and frankly I have no idea how I’m going to vote on a few of these upcoming match-ups.
The Regional Semifinals begins now and voting will end Wednesday April 8 at 5pm Central. Good luck with making up your mind on some of these.
But first — Let’s get on to the results! Remember all “scores” are percentages from voting.
(1) McDonald’s vs (9) Steak N Shake
The big guy got all he could handle from delicious burger/shake joint 9 seed Steak N Shake pulling off the victory 59-41. The clown wins again.
(4) Wendy’s vs (5) Jack In The Box
4 seed Wendy’s laid the Frosty down on the other clown in the Burger Region, knocking out 5 seed Jack in the Box 65-35.
(6) Five Guys vs (14) Checkers
14 seed Checkers hit a last second three to knock out 3 seed In-N-Out in the first round. Their luck ran out against a strong 6 seed Five Guys as the five dudes took the victory 89-11.
(2) Whataburger vs (10) Smashburger
This 2 seed is going to be a tough out. Local favorite Whataburger put the smash down on the 10 seed Smashburger 86-14.
(1) Subway vs (8) Schlotzsky’s
Our first 1 seed was shown the door in the Round of 32. I really do feel like Subway was food wise the weakest of the top seeds but as the restaurant with the most locations, a 1 seed was warranted. With that said, 8 seed Schlotzsky’s sent them packing on the back of a 61-39 upset.
(4) McAlister’s vs (5) Quiznos
This was a difficult choice for me. 4 seed McAlister’s Deli sweet, sweet Sweet Tea pushed out 5 seed Quiznos by a final of 65-35.
(3) Jason’s Deli vs (6) Which Wich?
3 seed Jason’s Deli knocked off 6 seed Which Wich? in a game that wasn’t as close as I expected 76-24.
(2) Firehouse Subs vs (7) Jimmy John’s
7 seed Jimmy John’s had a fight on their hands. I thought they were going to get run out. They stood up to the challenge but ended up losing to 2 seed Firehouse Subs by 4 votes 52-48.
(1) Chick-fil-A vs (9) Buffalo Wild Wings
Behemoth 1 seed Chick-fil-A continued just dominating the competition crushing 9 seed Buffalo Wild Wings 84-16.
(4) Raising Cane’s vs (5) KFC
4 seed Raising Cane’s put The Box on 5 seed KFC, easily sliding into the Regional Semifinal 72-28.
(3) Church’s vs (6) Wingstop
This was the hardest choice for me in the Round of 32. 3 seed Church’s biscuits vs 6 seed Wingstop’s amazing sauces. Y’all had just as much trouble picking this one as I did, with the 3 seed taking the win by 5 votes for a final of 52-48.
(2) Popeyes vs (10) Pluckers
2 seed Popeyes took some early shots from 10 seed Pluckers but ended up on top via a 68-32 victory. The Sweet 16 match-ups in this region are impossible.
(1) Dairy Queen vs (9) Domino’s
1 seed Dairy Queen flew through the first round but it took everything they had to take out 9 seed Domino’s 55-45.
(4) Taco Bell vs (12) Panda Express
12 seed Panda Express was looking to take out the top taco joints in back to back rounds. 4 seed Taco Bell held up to the fire, winning 65-35.
(6) Sonic vs (14) Little Caesars
6 seed Sonic got Hot N Ready before this match-up and took out the 14 seed Little Caesars with ease 72-28.
(10) Dunkin’ Donuts vs (15) Culver’s
This tournament’s Cinderella team, 15 seed Culver’s, put up their best against a strong 10 seed in Dunkin’ Donuts but came up just short 60-40. Honestly from the sounds of y’all who have had them, if I had ever had one of their butter burgers, Culver’s may have been a higher seed to begin with.
That leaves us with our bracket looking like this:
Round of 32
(2) Whataburger vs (6) Five Guys
(4) McAlister’s Deli vs (8) Schlotsky’s
(2) Popeyes vs (3) Church’s
(6) Sonic vs (10) Dunkin’ Donuts
Alright everybody, like I said, absolutely impossible decisions to be made already. Let’s get to voting! See you guys on Thursday with our Elite (El-Eat?) 8!