Perfectly preserved fast food restaurant sparks new interest after viral photo


A mall in Wilmington, Delaware left a “whopper” impression online this week.

A vintage Burger King fast food restaurant at the Concord Mall has gone viral following a tweet about the nostalgic spot this week, WPVI-TV in Philadelphia reported.

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

The photo resurfaced this week and showcased the restaurant’s old-school interior, especially its tables and floor.

“That’s pretty cool. When I first saw it, I was blown away myself,” said Tom Dahlke, General Manager of Concord Mall.

A Twitter user, in response to the viral tweet, responded with a video inside the abandoned restaurant and described it as a “back room” since working a seasonal job in 2019.

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

He found himself 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 “didn’t give much thought” to Burger King, according to the newspaper.

Now that the Burger King tweet has garnered new attention, Dahlke said the mall hopes to fill the site again.

This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.

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