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Willy Wonka-inspired burger pays tribute to Gene Wilder

And there's even a golden ticket.


Gabe Bergado

Internet Culture

Posted on Sep 6, 2016   Updated on May 26, 2021, 2:24 am CDT

Gene Wilder may have passed away, but his spirit as Willy Wonka will now be remembered in the form of an inventive burger.

Bar Luca in Sydney, Australia, has cooked up the the Beauregard Burger based off the iconic 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and Wilder’s role as the titular factory owner. And the burger sounds something straight out of Wonka’s imagination. Served on a rainbow bun, it has a beef patty, tomato soup jelly, fried potatoes, popping cheese, and a secret Wonka sauce.

It might not sound like the most appetizing combination of ingredients, but if Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory taught us anything it’s to trust the eccentric genius.



Continuing to evoke the spirit of Wilder’s Wonka, Bar Luca is also orchestrating a golden ticket search with the burgers. One ticket will be given a day, with 16 in total. It’ll get you and a friend a burger and a drink.

There will also be one grand prize winner (a la Charlie) who will get a Bar Luca keychain that’ll grant them a free burger whenever they show up to the restaurant for a whole year.

The Beauregard Burger has already lured in people who have tried the colorful creation and posted pictures to Instagram. What’s also great is that each burger’s trippy bun is different. If there was a meat section in Wonka’s famous candy factory, this burger would definitely be there.

This is already a much better tribute for Wilder than the Condescending Wonka meme.

H/T Mashable

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*First Published: Sep 6, 2016, 10:48 am CDT