Monday, April 12, 2010

There's Nothing in the World that Can Compare to a Hamburger Juicy and Rare

"I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today." J. Wellington Wimpy, classic mooch and friend of Popeye the Sailor.

In the Minnesota Northwood’s town of Park Rapids there is cafe known as Wimpy’s. The place has been around for years boasting among other things - great hamburgers - go figure.

From the iconic outdoor sign seen on Main Street to the cartoonish menu cover, the identification with hamburger aficionado, J. Wellington Wimpy or just Wimpy is readily identifiable with legions of hungry Park Rapidians and vacationers.

Current generations may ask “who?” and should be directed to YouTube clips of the hamburger chomper.

Meanwhile in Chester, Illinois there is an annual Popeye Picnic that celebrates the originator of the cast of characters in Popeye's world. There you can meet Wimpys, Popeyes, Blutos and Jeeps, and can enjoy juicy hamburgers - but you'll have to pay at the time of order. Know that.

1 comment:

  1. In these parts, the best burger can be found at Kroll's Hamburgers. They're right across the street from Lambeau Field and is constantly packed during football season, but also pretty busy other times, too. I'm hungry!