Sunday, June 28, 2009

Grandpa Burger

 
When I was (much) younger I used to order the Teen Burger when we went to the A&W. Even after I stopped being a teenager I still got the Teen Burger 'cause I wasn't really eligible for any of the others.

While we were living in Europe there were no A&W's in our part of the world so I didn't have a problem choosing what to order. By the time we returned to Canada, Jane had been born and I could order the Papa Burger without feeling guilty.1

Here I am at the the A&W yesterday, trying out the Grandpa Burger. Technically, I won't be officially eligible for the Grandpa Burger until next January. Coincidentally, that's when my daughter Jane and her husband Michael will be able to buy the Mama and Papa Burgers.


1. I sometimes cheated and ordered the teenburger anyway.

[Hat Tip: A&W Grandpa Burger commercial.]

20 comments :

  1. Congratulations for the new Baby Burger™ on the grill! Congrats also to the Mama Burger™ and Papa Burger™, and whatever Uncle Burger™s might be around.

    [gives up trying to fit "Chubby Chicken™" into the metaphor]

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  2. A portrait of a happy man.

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  3. Bayesian Bouffant, FCDSunday, June 28, 2009 4:32:00 PM

    Do you get any financial remuneration for the use of your picture on their packaging?

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  4. After a summer of tennis, a friend and I concluded that nothing could quench thirst like A & W root beer, with the possible exception of a very cold real beer.

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  5. Is that the burger that's making you look so happy, or the coming of the newest baby burger?

    You look so happy, and that's nice!

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  6. You look so happy, and that's nice!

    I agree! You (Moran) should use that picture on your blog instead of the other one. If you can ditch the burger...

    You look like you've won big at the lottery!

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  7. A few years ago I discovered that I'd become allergic to black pop brands, thus forever placing a wall between me and beloved A&W rootbeer. Since then I've rarely ventured to the place, but your inspirational message has renewed my desire for both delicious burgers and onion rings!

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  8. Congrats on the impending baby burger.

    My great grandmother's name was "Berger". I never knew her, but my mother often tells stories about her "Bobie Berger" (I don't go to A&W often enough to know whether there is actually a female grandparent burger). As for the Teen Burger, I recall as young child I asked my father why the Teen Burger was bigger than all the other burgers - he told me it was because teenagers think they are more important than everyone else.

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  9. "Grandpa Burger"? Sounds like a joke about cannibals...

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  10. Bayesian Bouffant, FCDMonday, June 29, 2009 8:32:00 AM

    Hmmm, one of the ingredients of the Grandpa Burger is "Teen Sauce."

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  11. Bayesian Bouffant, FCDMonday, June 29, 2009 8:43:00 AM

    The only family member-named burger at the A&W Restaurants, Inc. (i.e. the U.S. site) is the Papa Burger.


    The web site for A&W of Canada lists the Baby Burger, Mama Burger, Papa Burger, Teen Burger, Grandpa Burger, Uncle Burger and variants thereof. I leave it to the reader to decide whether A&W Canada is ahead of their southern counterpart, or behind. Is identity marketing a good thing or not?

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  12. I hope the Grandpa Burger is as tasty as the Teen Burger! If I were to judge by your picture, I would say it looks to be much better. How old do you think the baby has to be before he can enjoy a Baby Burger?

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  13. Jane asks,

    How old do you think the baby has to be before he can enjoy a Baby Burger?

    It's probably best to wait a few weeks. I'd hold off on the onion rings until the second month—not because they're bad but because the baby probably won't be able to eat a Baby Burger PLUS onion rings until then.

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  14. I think that you should start preparing your self for that Grandpa & Teen Burger order.

    Congratulation to share with the family.

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  15. Great news! My very sincerest wishes that all goes well and soon we will all be cooing over pictures of the most beautiful granddaughter / most handsome grandson in the world.

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  16. So, a Grandpa Burger would be like, high fiber, low-cholesterol....

    Anyways: congrats in advance on improving your inclusive fitness.

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  17. Welcome to the grandfatherly ranks!

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