Austin Pop-Up Bad Larry Burger Club Create Texas Shirt Calling Greg Abbott and Ted Cruz

The state’s electric grid operator, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), is telling Texans to conserve energy use as the Texas heat wave continues. The surge can cause power outages which would mean no service for some areas. In light of that, the Bad Larry Burger Club pop-up has created a fitted shirt as part of their kitchen-music-movie event tonight, Monday, July 11.

The shirt features a photo of Texas Senator Ted Cruz – who flew to Cancún during the 2021 winter storm – and text that read “Fuck Abbott,” referring to Texas Governor Greg Abbott – who said power in Texas wouldn’t I didn’t go out last fall. The design is similar to Bad Larry’s other recognizable shirt featuring Elon Musk and Joe Rogan.

All proceeds from the sale of the shirt will go to the Stop The Sweeps ATX Homeless Support Network to help Austin’s homeless population during the heat.

The shirt was born after t-shirt company Arbol Productions asked Bad Larry’s Matthew Bollick to work on a collaboration. The shirt designs were made by Lauren Dickens. They selected Sweeps in consultation with Selena Xie, president of the Austin EMS Association.

It will be available tonight, Monday, July 11, during Bad Larry’s pop-up with local bar Jackalope at Little Brother on Rainey Street from 6 p.m.

The Bad Larry Burger Club “Fuck Abbott” shirt.
Bad Larry Burger Club

Elizabeth J. Harless