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06-2022

Perfectly preserved fast food restaurant arouses new interest after viral photo

Perfectly preserved fast food restaurant arouses new interest after viral photo

A mall in Wilmington, Delaware, left an “you” of an impression online this week.

A vintage Burger King fast food restaurant at the Concord Mall went viral after a tweet about the nostalgic place this week, reports WPVI-TV in Philadelphia.

The Burger King, on the mall’s first floor, is behind a wall with a locked door – a face that hit mall vendor Jonathon Pruitt when he shared it online earlier this year.

The photo came up again this week, highlighting the restaurant’s old-school interior, especially its tables and floor.

“It’s quite cool. When I first saw it, I was blown away myself, ”said Tom Dahlke, Concord Mall general manager.

A Twitter user responded to the viral tweet with a video inside the abandoned restaurant describing it as a “back room” from when she was working a seasonal job in 2019.

The restaurant opened at the mall in 1987 and originally appeared among stores such as Jefferson Ward, FW Woolworth 5 & 10, and Strawbridge & Clothier, according to The News Journal.

It ended up behind a wall after the restaurant closed in 2009.

The mall’s current owner, Namdar Realty Group, bought the property in 2020, and the general manager “did not think much of the Burger King,” the newspaper said.

Now that the tweet about the Burger King has attracted new attention, Dahlke said the mall is hoping to get the website full again.

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