America’s Best Bagger, back at work: Metropolitan Market – Admiral throws Andrew Borracchini a party

February 16, 2013 at 4:31 pm | In West Seattle news, West Seattle people | 9 Comments

Less than a week after winning the title of America’s Best Bagger at the National Grocers Association convention in Las Vegas (WSB coverage here), Andrew Borracchini is back at work today at Metropolitan Market-Admiral (WSB sponsor). Management and co-workers held a celebration in his honor this afternoon, before he got back to the bagging business. We stopped in for a photo and asked a couple quick questions: When did he know he would win? Soon as he was called back up as one of the five finalists, he replied, he knew he had it. (We took this screengrab of the Final Five from the live UStream feed during the event:)

And, what’s the plan for his $10,000 prize? Saving it for now and deciding later, Andrew replied. (He also gets a trophy, and the store is slated to get a special commemorative “Best Bagger” checkout stand!)


  1. Great job

    Comment by Rvesdocs — 5:19 pm February 16, 2013 #

  2. Well done, Andrew!

    Comment by Tejas — 6:34 pm February 16, 2013 #

  3. What a terrific kid!…. Proud of you Andrew!

    Comment by Struggling — 11:53 pm February 16, 2013 #

  4. Way to rock it out, Andrew!!!

    Comment by Ryan c — 8:58 am February 17, 2013 #

  5. That’s awesome congratulations!

    Comment by Nice — 9:01 am February 17, 2013 #

  6. I thought I read that he will be on Letterman tomorrow night. Is that true?

    Comment by MercyMoi — 10:49 am February 17, 2013 #

  7. Because of all the erroneous information flying around last week, I didn’t want to answer until doublechecking with store director Glen Hasstedt, who just answered our e-mail question *fast* – “Andrew is still waiting to receive confirmation. The last thing he heard last Wednesday was that he should hear back sometime in the week ahead of us.” Soon as we hear, we will publish a standalone update – TR

    Comment by WSB — 11:09 am February 17, 2013 #

  8. Congratulations again, Andrew! We are so so so excited that you are NGA’s Best Bagger and we hope you had fun in Vegas!!

    Comment by Lauren Hefner @NGA — 5:48 am February 19, 2013 #

  9. we saw him on Evening Magazine last night. Fun segment. Congrats!

    Comment by sam-c — 8:26 am February 19, 2013 #

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