LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – A local man has claimed the Derby Burger Challenge for the second year in a row.

Maurice Williams has taken home the title with his SmoFried Café Burger.

The winning burger features ground beef covered in coffee and cocoa powder, provolone cheese and pickled onions served on a toasted pretzel bun.

The overall winner was judged on four factors – taste, appearance, creativity and ease of preparation.

More than 12,000 beef lovers participated in choosing the top four finalists.

Williams’ burger will be available to try at Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville and sampled at BeerFest and area Kroger stores.

The SmoFried Café Burge will also be a featured menu item at Napa River Grill from May 8 to June 30.