Nickelodeon’s “Good Burger,” starring Kel Mitchell as bumbling fast food worker Ed, is one of the most iconic sketches of Nickelodeon’s All That series—it even inspired a movie of the same name with Kenan Thompson as co-star.
Now that it’s been over 20 years since the sketch first aired, it’s worth wondering what Nickelodeon’s Good Burger would look like if it opened as a restaurant in 2016.
Here are 5 things that might be just a little different if Nickelodeon’s Good Burger opened up around the block this year.
Good Burger would sell organic food
While there are plenty of burger joints today, even McDonalds has become more health conscious as of late: customers are starting to care more about nutrition. Who knows—maybe 2016’s Good Burger would be entirely vegan. Kenan and Kale, anyone?
Good Burger would have robotic ordering features
“Welcome to Good Burger, home of the Good Burger” may be Ed’s line, but a robot can say it just as well. All over the country, automated kiosks are being implemented to ease up the ordering process, and will soon be implemented at Wendy’s.
Unfortunately, these robots could cost fast food workers their jobs— hopefully in a 2016 Good Burger we’d see workers like Ed in managerial positions— though a robotic Ed is a pretty funny thought.
Good Burger workers would make more money
Fast food workers are starting to demand better pay, and are getting as much as $15 an hour in some areas. If workers’ special sauce take of like Ed’s did they may not need it, but any extra money is good money.
Employees would never get away with shenanigans
Technology is far more ubiquitous today than it was in the 90s. Between smartphones and surveillance technology, it’s unlikely any goofy scenario would go unshared or unseen. This could lead to some amazing viral videos of burger-related hijinks, but it could also get people in trouble.
Good Burger would deliver.
With Seamless, Uber Eats, Amazon Prime Now and dozens of other delivery services emerging, more customers will opt to order burgers straight to their doorsteps. You know what that means: more Good Burger right in your home and stomach as often as you’re hungry.
“Good Burger” is a 1997 American comedy film about a fast food joint written by Dan Schneider. (Dan Schneider is an American actor, TV and film actor, and producer.) The movie evolved from the “All That” sketch of the same name, starring comedic actors Kel Mitchell and Kenan Thompson.