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Twitter Reacts To Ken’s Best Wurst Closing

News that the late-night, drunk food favorite in State College, Ken’s Best Wurst, is closing hit the local community hard on Sunday, adding to the crushing defeat suffered by James Franklin and company in Columbus.

Penn Staters knew Ken for his natural affability, great deals, and his discounts for using rare words in a sentence. Oh — and his tremendous hot dogs, of course.

Emotions ran high throughout State College following the news. The crowd of Ken’s Best Wurst regulars spoke out on Twitter about everything. From the tough timing of the announcement to Ken’s legendary status, one thing is clear: Reverence for Ken is high.

Ken’s announcement stung just a little bit extra after watching J.T. Barrett lead the Buckeyes to a come-from-behind victory on Saturday. Don’t kick us while we’re down, Ken.

Ken’s powers extended beyond simply serving delicious “sauzeech.” Ken had the power to change stringent dietary decisions to make room for his delicious dogs. For that, we must salute you.

Just as the name “Marilyn” increased in popularity in the 1950s due to the popularity of Marilyn Monroe, expect a spike in the number of children named “Ken” following the closing of Ken’s Best Wurst. It only makes sense.

People sometimes mistake Italian sausages for ordinary food, but sausage has the power to generate a love that lasts.

Legend, indeed. Next time you bite into a hot dog, think about the impact that Ken’s Best Wurst had on the State College food scene. We will certainly miss you, Ken.

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Derek Bannister

Derek is a senior majoring in Economics and History. He is legally required to tell you that he's from right outside of Philly. Email Derek compliments and dad-jokes at [email protected]


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