It’s not uncommon to forget about something we stashed away in an attic or basement because it’s no longer being used. But how often is that item a restaurant?
Yet that’s essentially what happened at a mall in Wilmington, Del., as this week’s Restaurant Rewind podcast reports.
Tucked behind a wall, where shoppers and staff couldn’t see it, was a Burger King that had been mothballed in 2009. It was largely overlooked until new management took over the center in 2020 and a curious vendor took a snapshot. The picture was posted on Reddit, sparking a wave of interest in what was tagged the lost BK.
Restaurant Rewind host and Editor-at-Large Peter Romeo talks with the mall’s manager about how a nearly perfectly preserved Burger King managed to remain a hidden feature for 13 years and could now be headed toward a second life as a speakeasy.
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