Shaun White Ate a $1,000 ‘Flying Tomato’ Burger Named for Him on the Olympics

February 17, 2021

Snowboarding icon Shaun White is competing in his fourth Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, so you’d assume he’s seen all the things by now. However the 2018 Winter Olympics nonetheless managed to current the person nicknamed “The Flying Tomato” with one thing new: his personal $1,000 cheeseburger.


White reportedly ventured out in PyeongChang to pattern a burger named after the red-headed snowboarder—it’s known as “The Flying Tomato” burger—that prices a million gained (South Korea’s foreign money), which converts to roughly $920 in U.S. {dollars}. According to Reuters, restaurant proprietor Cha Gwen Sol created the burger in honor of White with the hope that the two-time Olympic gold medalist would come pattern his signature sandwich. The menu even notes that the merchandise is simply accessible for Shaun White himself. “My want on your gold medal,” the menu reportedly reads.


The burger comes with two patties, two varieties of cheese, and two hen wings.


Because it seems, the restaurant’s plan labored. White visited the institution, which gave him one “The Flying Tomato” burger totally free. The “Is it actual? That is Shaun White? It’s not a dream? Shaun White tells me it’s actual. Oh my God, unbelievable,” Cha instructed Reuters. White’s coach, J.J. Thomas, even documented White having fun with his namesake burger in a video that was posted to Instagram and later deleted.




White gained gold medals at his first two Winter Olympics, in 2006 and 2010, however completed fourth within the Sochi Winter Olympics 4 years in the past. His first event in PyeongChang, a qualifying spherical for the boys’s half-pipe competitors, airs Monday night at 11:30 p.m ET on NBCSN.


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