"Cheers" was the name of a fictional television show about a bar in Boston where everyone knew your name.

"Cheers" was the name of a fictional television show about a bar in Boston where everyone knew your name.

Legends Sports Pub and Grille is a sports bar in Green where everyone knows they make award-winning burgers.

Owner Don Boyer and his staff have been entering the National Hamburger Festival contest in downtown Akron for the past few years. It’s there that their burgers are becoming legends.

Boyer packed up his secret recipes and went to the National Hamburger Festival held on Aug. 8 and 9. He said the secret to making a great burger is using everything fresh.

“We start by using fresh ground beef, fresh buns, adding some seasoning and cooking it just right, plus we patty the burgers ourselves,” Boyer said. “We started specializing in burgers a few years ago versus the traditional wings. We offer over 10 specialty hamburgers on the menu and add new all the time.”

This year, the restaurant’s Bulldog Burger took the top prize in the Best Traditional Burger contest at the Natioanl Hamburger Festival. But it’s not the first time this burger has won over judges and festival attendants.

The Bulldog Burger also won first place in the Traditional Hamburger category in 2013, the same year that Buffalo Dip burger won second place in the Creative Hamburger category.

The Bulldog has an eight-ounce patty and comes with lettuce, tomato and onion. The eatery gave it the name in honor of the Green Bulldogs. It was selected as a winner through a blind taste test by the judges.

The juicy burger comes with a side of French fries. Patrons will find it offered as a special every Monday. Boyer said they serve around 500 burgers during their special Monday burger day. He said they sell close to 1,500 burgers a week.

Legends has an 8,000-square-foot dining area and offers a 2,000-square-foot patio for al fresco dining.

The eatery is open seven days a week starting at 11 a.m.

“I just want to thank the Green and surrounding communities for their support and their patronage,” Boyer said.

According to the hamburgerfestival.com website, this was the 10th year for the National Hamburger Festival. This year, the festival had 20 different eateries serving 50 different styles of hamburgers.