Mr. Burgermaster passes on

This makes me sad:

My own personal connection to Burgermaster is manyfold. My first article for Microsoft Systems Journal (MSJ) was about the Burgermaster segment in Windows 3.X. When it came time to publish the article, they couldn't find a suitable graphic image from the article, so they went with the picture of the Burgermaster sign.

Years later, when I interviewed at Microsoft, the lunch time slot came up and the interviewer asked where I wanted to go. The only place in town I knew the name of was Burgermaster, so off we went! I was subsequently told "Anybody who asks to go to Burgermaster for their interview lunch should just be hired on the spot."

Fast forward another year when I asked my girlfriend to marry me. Where did we go when she said yes? You've got it, Burgermaster.

We still enjoy Burgermaster frequently. Lately though, it's the Seattle location for their tasty breakfast.


Comments (2)

  1. PeterPla says:

    Sad news indeed 🙁 I first ate at the Burgermaster on Northup while attending a 5-day Microsoft University course held in the adjacent building, taught by a MS blue-badge employee. I was with Intel then, in my pre-Microsoft days, so it must have been very early 1990s. The instructor related the same "speed dial" story, except that according to him it was programmed into everyone’s phones 🙂 Burgermaster remains my favorite burger joint, and now my family’s favorite. It’s been a while; I sense a Burgermaster run coming this weekend 🙂

  2. Very nice personal story!  But there must be a joke somewhere in here about a cheap date at a burger joint and a geek finding romance at the Burgermaster – :o)

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