Remembered for his comedic talent, he considered himself not a funny man. Two of his most popular films showcased his comedy chops, however. Alamo Drafthouse’s Ritz’s location will screen “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” and “Blazing Saddles” later this week, and his kooky take on Willy Wonka inspired one bar in Australia’s homage.
Bar Luca in Sydney, Australia honored Wilder deliciously: with a colorful, sweet-and-savory burger.
It's WONKA WEEK! 🍬Beauregard Burger🍬 🍅Tomato Soup Jelly 🐮BL Beef Pattie 🍟Fried Potatoes 🧀Popping Cheese 🍇Blueberry Onion Jam 🍭Wonka Sauce 🌈Rainbow Milk Bun $16 There is a hidden GOLDEN TICKET in this weeks burger special! One each day per venue! Available at @barlucasydney from Monday 5th- Saturday 10th Available at @blburgers from Tuesday 6th-Sunday 11th Available at B L Burgers @beachroadbondi from Wednesday 7th – Sunday 11th VERY LIMITED NUMBERS EACH DAY! #wonkaweek #Beauregardburger #violetbeauregard #goldenticket #genewilder #willywonka
Bar Luca started advertising their Beauregard Burger (named after Violet Beauregarde, who accidentally expanded into a blueberry in the “Willy Wonka” movie) on Sept. 5 as their burger special of the week. The bar also created a Wonka-inspired Nerds milkshake, and will be giving away golden tickets that are redeemable for a free burger and drink.
Willy Wonka (and probably Gene Wilder in all forms) would approve.