by Jessica Bentley
Photographs by Kate Kuster
The old Burger King in the Safeway shopping center is being brought back to life, again. This time as a new diner.
A long time ago that old building in the center of the Safeway shopping center was a Burger King. It was eventually shut down though. It was abandoned for a while, then eventually it had a new restaurant in its place. It was an Asian restaurant, more specifically a sushi place named Fuji. That venture did not last long. They closed down, and ever since then the place has been abandoned, until recently. It is now home to the new Walkersville Diner that will be open March 6th.
Owner of Walkersville Diner Ali Karaturk commented about why they built a diner. “We have been familiar with the Walkersville area, and look forward to being a part of the community with our business,” said Karaturk. Although excited about opening, the task of building the diner takes time. “Anything that requires special details takes time, and this was a very tedious task,” continued Karaturk.
Many students are excited to check out the new diner. “I didn’t know it was a thing. Now that I know it is a thing I will be going,” said senior Denae Hurt.
The diner, although not yet open, has wasted no time publicizing their food and business. They have a Facebook page, and leading up to their opening have been posting pictures of their food, and stuff about them. They will be serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Karaturk also said they cater, so if you have a big party they could be an option for the food.
“I’m excited for the new diner. I need a new place to eat. So yeah it is cool,” said junior Joe Goline. If you do not know what exactly to get, there is no need to worry, Walkersville Diner serves a lot of options. “We have many signature dishes, but the most requested is usually our sautes. We will also be having daily specials,” said Karaturk
Even though they are not open yet, the diner has received a very good response through social media. Karaturk said, “There has been a lot of interest on our social media pages.”
Karaturk wants everyone to know that “We are a family owned and operated business, and are excited to be a part of the community.”
The diner opens Monday March 6th bright and early to serve breakfast. Be sure to check them out, and share with people you know.