Lion King-Themed Burger Debuting At St. Pete Beach Burger Joint

Boulevard Burgers & Tap House​ in St. Pete Beach is teaming up with the nonprofit Big Cat Rescue​ to help raise funds and awareness.

ST. PETE BEACH, FL — In anticipation of the premiere of the live action Lion King movie July 19, Boulevard Burgers & Tap House in St. Pete Beach is teaming up with the nonprofit Big Cat Rescueto help raise funds and awareness for abused and neglected big cats.

The burger restaurant at 5905 Gulf Blvd. is featuring the Hakuna Matata burger, crafted with half-pound Boulevard beef and topped with melted provolone cheese, roasted red pepper, arugula,and a red wine garlic aioli. One dollar from each burger sold will benefit Big Cat Rescue.

Guests can order the Hakuna Matata with choice of sidewinder fries, tater tots or coleslaw for $12.95 through July 31.

Additionally, when guests order the Hakuna Matata burger, they will be entered to win a Big Cat Experience for four (day tour or kids tour). The experience includes a walking tour of the sanctuary that is home to lions, leopards, tigers, servals and other animals. A winner will be selected on July 31 and will be contacted by Boulevard Burgers & Tap House.

Boulevard Burgers & Tap House is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week. The restaurant features all-day happy hour and $6 bloody Marys every day, 15 local craft beers on draft, half-price appetizers on Mondays, trivia and tacos on Tuesdays and free meals for kids on Wednesdays.

The Boulevard is pet-friendly, offering a Yappy Hour every Saturday afternoon.

Guests can tune in to live Irish folk music on the patio by The Bawdy Boys on Fridays at 8 p.m., Sinatra favorites with Felix Peyton on Saturdays at 7 p.m. and live jazz with Le Jazz Trio on Sundays at 11:30 a.m.

Big Cat Rescue, 12802 Easy St., Tampa, is one of the largest accredited sanctuaries in the world dedicated to abused and abandoned big cats. Its mission is to provide homes for big cats, end abuse of big cats in captivity and prevent extinction of big cats in the wild including tigers, lions, leopards, cougars, bobcats, lynx, servals, ocelots and caracals.