Mark McGowan’s callback to 2020 kebab moment with burrito at Mexican restaurant in Rockingham

Jake DietschThe West Australian
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Premier Mark McGowan is seen making a burito at a new Zambrero.
Camera IconPremier Mark McGowan is seen making a burito at a new Zambrero. Credit: Matt Jelonek/The West Australian

The Premier has paid homage to one of his most iconic - and hilarious - moments, making a burrito at his local Rockingham shops.

Mark McGowan put the burrito together at a new Zambrero on Saturday.

The move is a callback to the lighthearted moment at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, when the Premier burst into laughter when asked about a NSW man who was fined $1000 for stopping to eat a kebab “mid-run”.

Struggling not to laugh when asked if there were similar rules in WA, Mr McGowan remarked in April, 2020: “I find it hard to believe someone was going for a run and then stopped to have a kebab.”

“They do things differently in New South Wales,” he said, continuing to giggle.

“There’s nothing wrong with going for a run and having a kebab. It’s whether or not you’re in a group. That is the issue.”

Premier Mark McGowan laughs during a COVID update press conference in April 2020 after being asked about a NSW man who was fined for eating a kebab during a run.
Camera IconPremier Mark McGowan laughs during a COVID update press conference in April 2020 after being asked about a NSW man who was fined for eating a kebab during a run. Credit: ABC/supplied
Premier Mark McGowan previously urged West Aussies to support local business during lockdown.
Camera IconPremier Mark McGowan previously urged West Aussies to support local business during lockdown. Credit: facebook/supplied

The moment sparked endless memes and parodies, including a country western love song dedicated to ‘State Daddy’ by comedian Chelsea Jones who asked “Do you wanna pick me up, go to the pub and then grab a kebab with me Mark McGowan?”

Previously a woman was spotted by Anthony Albanese wearing a sweater that read “there’s nothing unlawful about going for a run and having a kebab”. It featured a running man and a kebab.

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