OTTAWA, Jan. 15, 2013 /CNW/ - The folks at BeaverTails Canada Inc. are "beaver-busy" preparing to join Canada's premiere celebration of President Barack Obama's second inauguration in Washington, D.C., next Monday, January 21.
As for President Obama's first inauguration in 2009, the Canadian Embassy in Washington has invited "Canada's pastry" to be a part of their offerings. The Embassy, located at 501 Pennsylvania Avenue, is considered a prime viewing spot for the more than two-hour long inaugural parade that will follow President Obama's swearing-in ceremony.
BeaverTails believes its trip to Washington for the January 2009 inauguration resulted in a reciprocal visit by President Obama to sample a BeaverTails® pastry in Ottawa's ByWard Market when he visited Canada's capital as President the following month.
BeaverTails Canada Chairman Grant Hooker said they were overwhelmed when the President entered the ByWard Market building and announced, 'I'm looking for a BeaverTail…'. "We had created a special pastry, the 'ObamaTail,' for our trip to the 2009 inauguration," he says, "but never dreamed we would see one served to the President of the United States, and right in our own back yard! We're hoping he'll drop by the Embassy next Monday for seconds!"
The 'ObamaTail' is a classic cinnamon and sugar BeaverTail, topped with a large whipped cream letter 'O' traced with chocolate and maple sauce.
To ensure that guests of the Canadian Embassy can enjoy an ObamaTail while viewing the inaugural parade, BeaverTails has accelerated the fabrication of a new, Arkansas-produced prototype 'BeaverMobile' to be used at festivals and fairs. This red and brown trolley-styled trailer will be delivered to the Embassy later this week.
To mark its participation in Washington, BeaverTails will be offering the 'ObamaTail' back home in Canada next Monday as a special at as many as 78 of the company's franchised and licensed winter locations from Halifax, N.S., to Whistler, B.C.
Executives and staff from BeaverTails Canada Inc.'s Montreal head office will join company founders Grant and Pam Hooker in Washington to service the inauguration celebration at the Embassy. "We're looking forward to strapping on our aprons and preparing ObamaTails in Washington," says Grant Hooker. "And we'll certainly move the President to the front of the line if he chooses to drop by for a snack."
BeaverTails® are delicious, whole wheat flour pastries loosely shaped like the business end of one of Canada's best-known national symbols, the beaver. The pastries are float cooked on high-quality Canadian canola oil, garnished with a variety of toppings and served hot to eager patrons. For more information, please visit our website www.beavertailsinc.com
SOURCE: BeaverTails Canada Inc.
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