Ohio restaurant not happy with Browns QB, offers 'special' Brandon Weeden burger
DEC 03, 2013 5:04p ET
Brandon Weeden isn't popular in Cleveland right now.
Sure, he threw for 370 yards on Sunday. But the Browns lost and he threw three interceptions. Making things worse, they lost to the Jaguars, which is never a good thing.
But things are looking up for Mr. Weeden as Briquettes Smokehouse, a restaurant 60 miles east of Cleveland, has named a special burger after him called, "The Weeden Burger."
So maybe things aren't that bad for Weeden after all? Who wouldn't want a burger named after them?
Oops, we just noticed the specifics of the burger. Forget all that positive talk. This isn't good for the QB:
We reached out to the restaurant on Tuesday and got some details from the owner, Nate Rockwell, who came up with the idea.
The first question: Will they actually sell this burger on Sunday?
"If they pay for it in advance I'll be happy to to do it," he said with a laugh. "But I'm not sure how they'll feel picking it up off the floor."
What was the inspiration behind it?
"Just general frustration over the level of play by Weeden," he said. "His level of inconsistency ever since getting here."
He went on about the life of a Browns fan:
"Year after year we've been waiting for that special moment when the team is in first place for more than two games," he said.
Rockwell said his restaurant only offers burger specials on Sundays. The rest of the time they sell southern BBQ. He says most burgers cost between $8-$12, but he's willing to work with a customer on the price of this week's special.
"We can give a small discount, an employee discount, for someone who wants to play along with it," he said with a laugh.
Rockwell added that it's all in fun and that he just wants to see the Browns do well.
"We took a little heat about it from one guy but we're just having fun," he said. "If you can't have fun with it you probably shouldn't be watching professional sports."
Hopefully Weeden is taking it all in stride and maybe doing something like this right now: