Celebrate the Anniversary of ‘Good Burger’ by Looking at Some of the Best Burger Vehicles
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the nostalgia-inducing Nickelodeon film Good Burger. Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell starred in the film, which became an instant hit among kids and teens in the late 90s. The film follows the story of Dexter (Thompson), who decides to take his mother’s car for a joyride while she’s away on business. The teen then crashes into the vehicle of his teacher, Mr. Wheat (Sinbad), and instantly finds himself in a dilemma.
In order to raise money to pay back Mr. Wheat for the damages, Dexter gets a job at the local fast food restaurant, Good Burger, where he meets and befriends a new coworker, Ed (Mitchell). In the film, Ed and Dexter are given the duty of delivering burgers via the Good Burger Mobile. This got me thinking about other awesome burger-related vehicles that exist and if it was possible to rank them. (It’s not, so here they are in no particular order!)
Good Burger Mobile
Welcome to Good Burger, home of the Good Burger. Can I take your order? The Good Burger Mobile from the Nickelodeon movie was simply a 1976 AMC Pacer with a giant burger stuck on the front end, as well as some additional pizzazz, including a bright red arrow and the Good Burger name atop the small car. Unsurprisingly, neither Ed nor Dexter are good drivers in this thing.
The Patty Wagon
Another burger delivery vehicle is the Patty Wagon from Spongebob Squarepants, owned by Mr. Krabs, of the Krusty Krab. The tasty looking vehicle made its appearance in the cartoon’s full-length movie in 2004 and was used by SpongeBob and Patrick to get to Shell City. Their delicious ride was initially stolen and then returned to a biker bar later in the film.
Westport Flea Market Burger Truck
In Kansas City, Missouri, there is an oddly shaped vehicle that occasionally makes an appearance here and there. That vehicle is the Westport Flea Market Burger Truck, owned by Joe Zwillenberg. Although it looks good enough to eat, Zwillenberg says the burger-covered Chevy S-10 pickup is incredibly difficult to park.
FIAT Burger 500
Spotted in Bristol, UK, this appetizingly painted FIAT 500 made an appearance at the 2010 Italian Car and Bike Show. The burger car not only includes a beef patty, lettuce, tomato, cheese, and onion, but also a sesame seed bun! Maybe FIAT will consider this for its next marketing campaign.
While not technically a “car,” the Hamburger Harley is still worth mentioning on this list. The three-wheeled vehicle was created by artist Harry Sperl in 2012 and is the perfect combination of American muscle and American cuisine. Please note: the wheels feature red onion rims and pickle slices. Yum!
Morgan currently resides in Dayton, Ohio, after living across the entire nation (seven different states, to be exact) and even in Germany for a few years. Originally a graphic design major, Morgan floated around and eventually found her calling in writing and editing after working in marketing for a few years. Her hobbies include: board games, knowing way too many song lyrics, playing video games, quoting pop culture, going to concerts, and watching sports. It is advisable to not give her coffee after 3pm. See more articles by Morgan.