The business has been occupying the same spot since it opened in 1944. While the world around us has changed significantly, Beansie's has not been altered much. Beansie's has seen 13 presidents, a man land on the moon and five wars. Burlingtonians used to be able to drive through Battery Park and get a bit rowdy after dark while the bus stayed cooking late into the night. While that is no longer the case (as the park closes at dusk), Beansie's still trundles out every spring to herald the coming of summer and warmer weather.
Many who grew up in Burlington have moved on, and so our name is recognized by native Vermonters the world over. Due to our well-known status, we were chosen by the producers to appear in the Farrelly Brothers' comedy Me, Myself & Irene .
We believe highly in supporting our community. To the left you can see the Beansie's Bus Golf Team at the Ronald McDonald House Charity Benefit Golf Tournament. They played wonderfully on June 21st, 2013 at Champlain Country Club in Swanton, VT. Coming in at 13 under par, the Beansie's Bus Golf Team took first place for the second year in a row. 2014 was our third year in the tournament, and the Beansie's Bus team came in at a close second - tying on overall score! We look forward to sponsoring the team a fifth time in 2016.
Our own family has made use of the RMHC services on many occasions, and we are proud to be able to help them give essential support to more families.
To learn more about this indispensable charity, and the good they do in the Burlington area, click here.
It is our honor to continue the institution that has been kept alive by the Burlington community for 75 years. We look forward to every summer with anticipation, and are thrilled to see our regulars return, and new customers arrive. It is truly amazing to see grandparents and parents introduce their children and grandchildren to us. It is a tradition that traverses generations. It is our hope that all customers feel welcomed and appreciated when they arrive at they bus, and that they feel as if they are living in history.
Thank you for allowing us to serve you for 75 years. It has been, and continues to be, our pleasure.
Click below to view more photos of the bus, park, and a few folks you might see on the bus!