Tom Wilson has an idea for dinner. The Capitals’ Stanley Cup champion winger announced that he has teamed up with the popular local restaurant company, Clyde’s Restaurant Group, to create the 43 Burger.
The 43 Burger is both a burger and a Tom-approved menu that consists of “4 burgers, 3 sides, and no nonsense.” Wilson’s specialty craft burger, entitled the Willy’s Way Burger, features a cremini mushroom spread and truffle cheese. The 43 Burger is essentially a make-your-own burger where you can choose your own cheese and toppings.
“It was fun working Chef Stephen Lyons and the Clyde’s team to incorporate some unique flavours,” Wilson said in a press release. “To be able to stress quality ingredients like their locally ground beef and working with local artisans such as Maryland’s FireFly Farms was important to me as well. I hope fans enjoy it as much as I do!”
You can try one of the burgers and place an order here. Tom Wilson’s 43 Burger is available for delivery throughout many DMV neighborhoods.
Wilson announced the partnership on his Twitter and Instagram pages which have a combined 297k followers.
The full menu also includes a Bacon Blue Burger and a Kimichi Burger.
There is also a charity aspect to the collaboration. Clyde’s will be donating a portion of every sale to DC Central Kitchen.
For Wilson, the Clyde’s partnership represents yet another major endorsement deal this season. In February, Wilson helped promote Little Caesar’s Pretzle Crust Pizza. In the past, Wilson has repped Philips, Paisano’s Pizza, WMATA/Metro, Indochino, and Sport Chevrolet. He was also one of the featured speakers at Fanatics’ Stanley Cup Chalk Talk and has done autograph signings for Giant Food. Wilson is also an investor in the local boxing studio, BASH.
The full press release from Clyde’s Restaurant Group is below:
CLYDE’S RESTAURANT GROUP ANNOUNCES COLLABORATION WITH WASHINGTON CAPITALS FORWARD TOM WILSON
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Clyde’s Restaurant Group (CRG), a Graham Holdings Company (NYSE: GHC) subsidiary, announced today the launch of 43 Burger, a collaboration with Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson. The virtual restaurant features craft burgers available for delivery in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. Additionally, 43 Burger will donate a portion of every sale to DC Central Kitchen, the nationally recognized nonprofit combating hunger through job training.
For Tom Wilson, the collaboration is a way to engage hockey fans while giving back. “Collaborating with a local restaurant group that I have always enjoyed, giving fans an opportunity to interact in a small way, and being able to raise money for an important cause, just felt right,” said Wilson. “While I am hoping we appeal to individuals and families who are able to order our 43 Burger,” says the hockey star, “there are also many in our community who struggle from meal to meal; the DC Central Kitchen team is a group of great people that help feed those in need in innovative ways.”
“Who doesn’t love a great burger, and no one in D.C. does it better than Clyde’s,” adds Wilson. “This past year has been challenging for the hospitality industry, and yet ordering from our favorite local spots is a tradition for many. 43 Burger is really an extension of that thinking; something that is truly for the DMV, raises important funds for a great cause, and returns a bit of excitement to game day!”
Wilson, who has spent the last eight years on the ice for D.C.’s hockey club, has not only been a major part of the team’s success but has been an active member of the greater Washington community. “It was a natural partnership for us,” said Kevin Keller, director of operations for Clyde’s Restaurant Group. “Tom Wilson has the same passion for the people in our community as he displays on the ice. As fans ourselves, it is easy to see why “Willy” is admired and loved by so many,” continued Keller. “He is one of those guys you definitely want on your team, not on your opponents. We couldn’t be more thrilled to have him on the Clyde’s team and help him support DC Central Kitchen.”
“We are incredibly honored to serve as the charity partner for this exciting new concept with Tom Wilson and Clyde’s Restaurant Group,” said DC Central Kitchen CEO, Mike Curtin, Jr. “Clyde’s has been and continues to be a steadfast partner of DC Central Kitchen – hiring our graduates to work in their restaurants throughout the city, supporting our events, and through countless fundraisers like this – we are truly grateful for the many ways this wonderful hospitality partner has supported our work and our shared DC community. We can’t wait for what’s to come.”
Inspired by the Washington forward, the menu features ‘4 burgers, 3 sides, and no nonsense’– including the Willy’s Way Burger with cremini mushroom spread and truffle cheese. “It was fun working Chef Stephen Lyons and the Clyde’s team to incorporate some unique flavours,” said Wilson. “To be able to stress quality ingredients like their locally ground beef and working with local artisans such as Maryland’s FireFly Farms was important to me as well. I hope fans enjoy it as much as I do!” Tom Wilson’s 43 Burger is available for delivery throughout many DMV neighborhoods, perfect for sports fans across the region. To learn more about 43 Burger and the latest concepts from Clyde’s Kitchens, visit them online at clydeskitchens.com.
ABOUT CLYDE’S RESTAURANT GROUP
Clyde’s Restaurant Group (CRG) is one of the nation’s most successful and enduring restaurant companies. In 1963, the original Clyde’s opened in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. and has been recognized as one of the city’s “Top Workplaces” by The Washington Post. The brand has expanded to include 11 properties in Northern Virginia, suburban Maryland, and the District of Columbia: Clyde’s of Georgetown, Clyde’s of Reston, Clyde’s of Chevy Chase, Clyde’s at Mark Center, Tower Oaks Lodge, Clyde’s of Gallery Place, Clyde’s Willow Creek Farm, Old Ebbitt Grill, The Tombs, 1789 Restaurant, and The Hamilton. All of Clyde’s restaurants, while distinctively different from the next, share the same reputation for exemplary customer service and a chef-driven menu featuring high-quality fresh ingredients. All Clyde’s concepts share a commitment to the people and the region they serve, proudly offering local produce, seafood, farm-raised meat, and air-chilled, hormone-free, antibiotic-free, humanely raised chicken.
ABOUT DC CENTRAL KITCHEN
DC Central Kitchen (DCCK) is an iconic nonprofit and social enterprise that combats hunger and poverty through job training and job creation. Our approach provides hands-on culinary job training while creating living-wage jobs and bringing nutritious, dignified food where it is most needed in our city. We serve scratch-cooked farm-to-school meals in DC schools; deliver fresh, affordable produce to corner stores in neighborhoods without supermarkets; provide delicious catering; and operate fast-casual cafes. DCCK has been featured in national media including The Washington Post, The Atlantic, National Geographic, PBS NewsHour, and more. To learn more, visit dccentralkitchen.org or follow @dccentralkitchen on Instagram.
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