At a, a vintage Burger King was discovered. Delaware mall. Everything is perfectly preserved — the retro wall decor, wooden booths and old soda machines are straight out of the 1980s.
The Concord Mall in Wilmington opened the restaurant in 1987. It was during the glory days of malls being a popular hangout for teenagers.
The restaurant closed its doors thirteen years ago. A wall was put up to keep it out. Later, it was forgotten and the mall was rebuilt around it.
A curious contractor found the door locked and was shocked.
Tom Dahlke, the mall’s general manager, says he’s been inundated with requests for tours.
“It brings back some memories of their childhood and their teenage years. This was a super popular place to hang out for the teenagers here in Wilmington,” Dahlke said.
The mall’s owners hope someone will take over and bring new life to the old fast food restaurant.
“I had a gentleman email me yesterday expressing some interest in the space, so I’m really excited about that,” Dahlke said.