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Burger King Eyes Major Facelift

The fast-food restaurant at Madison Avenue and W. 117th Street eyes major overhaul to the property.

The floor plan will largely remain the same at the Burger King on Madison Avenue and W. 117th Street.

But that’s about it. 

Officials from the burger chain are planning a major renovation at the property at 11900 Madison Avenue — inside and out.

The owner of the restaurant, Cleveland-based Franchise Operations, recently submitted plans to Lakewood City Hall.

The city’s architectural board of review will hear the company's proposal at its Jan. 10 meeting. 

Plans include changes to the entrances, interior walls and drive-thru windows. According to the proposal, the shingled roof would be replaced a metal, seamed roof.

New paint, signs and graphics are also planned.

On the inside of the building, the proposal calls for an update to the furnishings and décor; remodel to the front counter and service counter; new items in the kitchen; and new restrooms.

There are also plans to relocate and build a new trash bin; repair drive-thru lanes; and add bicycle parking.

Other than receiving the application, city officials have not heard from Burger King representatives.

Dru Siley, the city’s planning and development director, said that he has “not had much time to spend with the drawings,” but added that in a cursory examination of the renderings, “it seems they still have a fair bit of work to do.”

“We look forward to working with Burger King through the Architectural Board of Review process to develop a high quality remodel of the Madison Avenue store,” he added. 

Paul Grimm January 02, 2013 at 06:20 PM
I'm lovin' it.
ian king January 02, 2013 at 06:28 PM
And how about an overhaul to their Detroit Ave./Downtown Lakewood restaurant? It is really kinda nasty inside - old uncomfortable seating, dirty bathrooms, a kitchen that looks like it could be on "Kitchen Nightmares", and an overall ambiance of "cheap and dated" when compared to the new McDonald's. And while they are updating their interiors, how about an updating of their relatively unhealthy menu? That would be a welcome change indeed! Still hoping Lakewood officials can encourage a much healthier fast food change - PEI WEI - to open in downtown Lakewood. Seriously, does anyone really still eat at Burger King????
Alexandra January 03, 2013 at 06:09 PM
Yeah! Something nice for the East side!!!!!

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