Farewell to Burger King – May 1, 2008

from the Daily Nebraskan

The Burger King in the Nebraska Union was basically my office for three years, being upstairs from the Daily Nebraskan offices. It was where I developed the habit of needing fast food in order to come up with cartoon ideas. I have many fond memories of that place, having shared many wonderful meals with wonderful people.

I was there when BK distributed Backstreet Boys CDs in 1999. I ate there after aerobic swimming each morning in 1997. I saw the coming and going of the French Chicken Sandwich, one of the three International Chicken Sandwiches. I witnessed the arrival and departure of the Sourdough Bacon Cheeseburger from BKs of Lincoln. I was there when one of the north windows was broken, forcing the Union to replace all of them, as each window had a matching pattern painted on it.

The Daily Nebraskan ran this farewell cartoon today, and to properly honor the end of this era, I busted out the markers and did this cartoon old school DN style.

burger king crying eagle

0 Responses to Farewell to Burger King – May 1, 2008

  1. Sniff, sniff... says:

    You are a man after my own heart, Neal. Though you failed to mention the fabulous 99 cent menu that I lived off of. The Whopper Junior and that chicken tender sandwich with marinara sauce was my daily routine for more days than I care to admit.

  2. Gene says:

    I kind of liked those sourdough bacon cheeseburgers actually.

  3. neal says:

    I love those. I’m glad they still have them in Omaha.

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