Every Canadian is familiar with the A&W Teen Burger. It's a perfect combination of juicy beef, mouth-watering bacon, crisp lettuce, onion, tomato and pickles served on a freshly toasted sesame seed bun. And when we say perfect, we mean it: nothing hits the spot quite like a tasty Teen Burger.
If there are any Mama or Papa Burger lovers out there who might disagree, try this fact on for size: The Teen Burger has proven to be so good that A&W Canada has a whole day dedicated to it this August. Yup, an entire day - and it's all for a good cause!
On August 16, A&W Canada will be hosting its annual Burgers To Beat MS Day. What exactly is Burgers To Beat MS? In a nutshell (or... burger bun?), it's a day-long celebration of generosity, hope - and Canada's tastiest burger.
Entering its tenth year as a well-established initiatived for A&W Canada and the MS Society of Canada, every single Teen Burger purchased on Burgers To Beat MS Day (AKA, this upcoming August 16) will see $2 going towards helping fuel research and provide vital services for Canadians living with MS.
That's right - eat a classic, juicy, delicious Teen Burger on August 16, and you've automatically given $2 to an amazing cause. This is the definition of a win-win.
Just an FYI: Canada has one of the highest rates of multiple sclerosis (MS) in the world, with on average 11 Canadians diagnosed with MS every single day; MS is actually the most common neurological disease affecting young adults, with women being 3x more likely (!) to be diagnosed than men.
But thankfully, there are ways to help - and A&W's Canada's Burgers To Beat MS has been helping out in a big way. The initiative (which, BTW, has Canadian soccer legend Christine Sinclair as its spokesperson this year!) has raised over $11 million (!!) to date for people in Canada living with MS.
As if Teen Burgers weren't awesome enough already, on August 16, they'll basically be the perfect thing to eat at A&W. Or anywhere, probably. (Not that you need a reason to grab a Teen Burger - but let's be real, knowing your fave burger is helping out makes it taste all the better!).