Here in the Philadelphia area, Charlie’s Hamburgers is known for their no muss, no fuss approach to burgers — and we love them for it. And apparently, so does funnyman Jeff Dunham.
While the show appears to have gone well, it is Dunham’s post-performance activity — going to Charlie’s — that has us beaming with local pride. Evidently, the comedian decided to make a stop at the famous Delaware County eatery to order a black-and-white shake and a “special” — better known as the “Bunny Special,” which is named after owner Steve McDonald’s father, and includes cheese, tomato, mustard, and raw onion:
As Philly chef Matt Levin points out, McDonald ("manager Steve") was a part of Sunday night's audience, and at some point suggested the stop to Dunham, who heckled him amid promises of a visit to Charlie's:
— Matt Levin (@ChefLevin) February 16, 2016
As Philadelphians, however, we cannot be happy with a celebrity visiting just one local culinary institution. Comments on Dunham’s Facebook posting about Charlie’s had fans pleading with the comedian to visit a Philly cheesesteak shop, too — specifically Jim’s or Pat’s.
For now, though, that Bunny Special is going to have to do.