Goodbye Burger King
Original post made by Big Har on May 16, 2011
That Burger King was way more special then it looked. They had these really nice 49ers murals that celebrated the team through the decades, and they had the coolest display case with Burger King Kids Meal toys and promotions from the last 20 years. Remember "Where's Herb?"
The managers and employees did a good job - orders were right, the place was clean (though of course it was dated looking, which was part of the charm). They always had crowns set out for the kids. I also think that some of the employees were disabled (and terrific) people. I really hope they all found other jobs.
If you worked there and you read this, please know that there were people out there that appreciated the hard work you did.
on May 16, 2011 at 11:14 pm
Yeah, I went there yesterday to fetch a Whopper and found it closed too. I thought the customers there were a bit dicey and the decor was outdated. I hope they find a location nearby. A stand-alone with drive-through would be nice.
on May 17, 2011 at 7:22 am
Haven't been there recently, but when our kids were small we went there regularly. Lots of happy memories.
The thing we liked about it is that it had character and was not a carbon copy of all the other fast food restaurants around.
Thanks for serving us well.
on May 17, 2011 at 9:52 pm
FYI, the owner of that Burger King was a wonderful man. His name is Len Rohde and he was a former 49er (hence the decor) & teacher. He did a great job hiring local youth, many of them from low income families who counted on the money. He was flexible with their hours, understanding of school demands and activities. I know this because one of my relatives, a school teacher at an alternative high school, used to work with him to help get students jobs. Here's his bio:
In my youth I would only go to that Burger King out of loyalty to him, a man I never met, but who served as a reminder that kindness & generosity are more important than athletic prowess, even if they don't make you famous.