Build Your Own Burger

My team loves how excited I get on “Build Your Own Burger” Fridays in our cafe. I don’t actually eat, you know, the traditional burger. But they have a veggie version. And it’s the good kind, not the mushy kind where you can see the peas and carrots.

You get to pick:
— bread (I went with sesame bun)
— burger (I went for veggie, but you can have beef, turkey, chicken or tuna)
— three toppings (caramelized onions, tomatoes and sauteed onions for me)
— two sides (cole slaw and onion rings please!)
And then there are about half a million sauces at the pickup spot. I put roasted pepper aioli and tomato ketchup (as opposed to the mango ketchup) on my burger and added barbecue sauce for onion ring dipping.

When I order onion rings in a magazine building cafeteria I cringe the teeniest of cringes. I mean, there are models roaming around. There are magazine ladies eating their magazine lunches. But today I saw my hero standing a few feet in front of me in line. She was a totally normal-sized woman (neither a toothpick nor a Michelin Man) who got onion rings and French fries as her two sides. That, my friends, takes guts. It’s now my mission to discover her identity and make her my friend.

That is my second best Friday lunch story. Because nothing beats standing in line behind Helen Gurley Brown while she Builds Her Own Burger.

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49 responses to this post.

  1. When I finally make it back up to NYC, I want to visit you at work on ‘Build Your Own Burger Day.’

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  2. When I finally make it back up to NYC, I want to visit you at work on ‘Build Your Own Burger Day.’

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  3. When I finally make it back up to NYC, I want to visit you at work on ‘Build Your Own Burger Day.’

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  4. When I finally make it back up to NYC, I want to visit you at work on ‘Build Your Own Burger Day.’

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  5. When I finally make it back up to NYC, I want to visit you at work on ‘Build Your Own Burger Day.’

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  6. When I finally make it back up to NYC, I want to visit you at work on ‘Build Your Own Burger Day.’

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  7. When I finally make it back up to NYC, I want to visit you at work on ‘Build Your Own Burger Day.’

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  8. Now I’m hungry!
    Would you like me to hold the models while you force them to eat a French Fry? It’d be fun!

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  9. Now I’m hungry!
    Would you like me to hold the models while you force them to eat a French Fry? It’d be fun!

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  10. Now I’m hungry!
    Would you like me to hold the models while you force them to eat a French Fry? It’d be fun!

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  11. Now I’m hungry!
    Would you like me to hold the models while you force them to eat a French Fry? It’d be fun!

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  12. Now I’m hungry!
    Would you like me to hold the models while you force them to eat a French Fry? It’d be fun!

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  13. Now I’m hungry!
    Would you like me to hold the models while you force them to eat a French Fry? It’d be fun!

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  14. Now I’m hungry!
    Would you like me to hold the models while you force them to eat a French Fry? It’d be fun!

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  15. What does Helen Gurley Brown put on her burger?

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  16. What does Helen Gurley Brown put on her burger?

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    • I wondered who would ask! I should have known I could count on you.
      She favors a very simple burger. If I recall correctly there was no bun, and just tomato and a little pickle. She did not become so successful by lacking restraint.

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    • I wondered who would ask! I should have known I could count on you.
      She favors a very simple burger. If I recall correctly there was no bun, and just tomato and a little pickle. She did not become so successful by lacking restraint.

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    • I wondered who would ask! I should have known I could count on you.
      She favors a very simple burger. If I recall correctly there was no bun, and just tomato and a little pickle. She did not become so successful by lacking restraint.

      Reply

    • I wondered who would ask! I should have known I could count on you.
      She favors a very simple burger. If I recall correctly there was no bun, and just tomato and a little pickle. She did not become so successful by lacking restraint.

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    • I wondered who would ask! I should have known I could count on you.
      She favors a very simple burger. If I recall correctly there was no bun, and just tomato and a little pickle. She did not become so successful by lacking restraint.

      Reply

    • I wondered who would ask! I should have known I could count on you.
      She favors a very simple burger. If I recall correctly there was no bun, and just tomato and a little pickle. She did not become so successful by lacking restraint.

      Reply

  17. What does Helen Gurley Brown put on her burger?

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  18. What does Helen Gurley Brown put on her burger?

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  19. What does Helen Gurley Brown put on her burger?

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  20. What does Helen Gurley Brown put on her burger?

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  21. What does Helen Gurley Brown put on her burger?

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  22. I hope you visit me for lunch every day! Build Your Own Burger is just one of many of our cafe wonders.

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  23. I’m putting that on my “Things to do on my last day of work” list. Fun!

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  24. I wondered who would ask! I should have known I could count on you.
    She favors a very simple burger. If I recall correctly there was no bun, and just tomato and a little pickle. She did not become so successful by lacking restraint.

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  25. Let me know. I’ll keep the time open.

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