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The Shocking Burger King Discovery Behind A Delaware Mall
By HOPE NGO
An image of a former Burger King outlet at the Concord Mall in Wilmington, Delaware, was originally captured and shared by local Delaware resident Jonathan Pruitt. It was then picked up and shared on Reddit and Twitter by user @RealJezebelly, whose content specializes in nostalgia.
A Facebook live tour of the space shows that the old Burger King is hidden in plain sight, behind an ordinary mall facade. In the video, the mall's general manager, Tom Dahlke, goes for a walkthrough with New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer — and reveals that the property is 5,000 square feet in size, with all its food prep and beverage service equipment intact.
In a statement, Burger King says that they "aren't able to confirm details regarding this location, [but] we have verified that the gloriously retro design and décor lines up closely with Burger King restaurants operating in the 1980s and 1990s and this is in fact a former Burger King restaurant."
Dahlke — who doesn't know when the restaurant opened, but says it closed in 2009 — sounds hopeful that the nationwide attention will turn into an interest in the restaurant space. He's likely hoping to catch the attention of a prospective tenant who wants to turn the relic from the past into a money-making venture for the here and now.