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But Why, Though? McDonald’s Reboots the Hamburglar as a Legit Creeper

HamburglarYou may never have thought The Hamburglar wasn’t creepy but a newly relaunched version from McDonald’s sure does kick it up a notch.

The above image is The Hamburglar I grew up with but if you’re a little older it might have been this guy:


Well here’s the new guy McDonald’s just rolled out…

NewHamburglerBut wait. He’s not just a burger crook. He’s a father now.

TommyLeeJonesSense“We felt it was time to debut a new look for the Hamburglar after he’s been out of the public eye all these years,” Joel Yashinsky, McDonald’s’ Vice President of U.S. Marketing told Mashable. “He’s had some time to grow up a bit and has been busy raising a family in the suburbs and his look has evolved over time.”


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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” ( She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."