12 Mar Everything you ever wanted to know about our 2018 Burger Week Ambassador “Burgicorn”
The Burgicorn – a majestic unicorn man with an insatiable hunger for burgers. Inside the costume – Nick Wombolt – a family man with insatiable hunger for burgers.
The Coast met up with Nick, one of our 2018 Burger Ambassadors to talk #HFXBurgerWeek strategy.
Q: Nick, how did the Burgicorn come to life?
A: Last year during the Burger Ambassador contest, I was going for it! Mind you, my going for it was I’m going to show The Coast how many burgers I can post and I can eat…and how much I love burgers. And I truly do. When I saw the chosen ambassadors last year, I thought I’m going to really have to step it up if I’m going to win. It’s a tradition in my family for people to give me unicorn-related gifts at Christmas, and the previous year I’d received a unicorn-onesie as a joke gift and I knew right away when I saw the announced winners that I had to wear a unicorn onesie. I was just going to have to do it. So, the Burgicorn was born at that point.
Q: Tell me about your #HFXBurgerWeek strategy.
A: I am a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants burger person. I go with craving. I feel if I mapped it out, I wouldn’t enjoy it as much. If I’m choosing the burger I want to eat at that time, I’m going to get what I want and enjoy it a lot more.
Q: A lot of people are going to say that’s a rookie move, but you’ve done this before.
A: Yeah, during Burger Week I’m on fire with burgers. I’m not going to miss out. I think by not having a map, I’m not going to lose out on anything. This is not my first rodeo. I think I’m going to be fine.
Q: What’s the burger you’re most looking forward to?
A: There are so many. I like the craziness of The GarlieBurger at King of Donair. I’m interested in that even though it’s not a traditional hamburger. Then you’ve got the Smoked Provolone Tenderloin Burger at The Bicycle Thief. I’m looking forward to that. I have started a list. The first thing I do is normally cross off the burgers I can get anytime of the year. I’m looking for the ones that are special. I mean, I’m looking forward to all of the burgers. Let’s be honest.
Follow Nick’s Burger Week travels on Instagram @burgicorn.