Burger King #17 in Miami embraces its History

David Arbetter told me about Burger King #17, a restaurant location that embraces its history. I was doubly excited to find out that it’s one of the top BKs in the company.

The following morning, I asked Ted of Ted’s Burgers fame if he knew anything about Burger King #17. Unfortunately, he hadn’t heard about it either.

Flash forward to three hours later, and we’re meeting up to check it out.

Welcome to Burger King #17 in North Miami, Florida
Welcome
Burger King #17 in North Miami, Florida
Burger King #17 in North Miami, Florida
Burger King #17 in North Miami, Florida
Building Closeup

The first thing that catches my eye when I walk in is two frames. One frame has pictures of the building in 1959, 1968, 1996, 2008, and the other of the franchisees.

There are historical touches everywhere, but my favorite is the original Burger King sitting on a burger. This BK logo was used from the late 1950s through 1969.

Historical Pictures of Burger King #17 in North Miami, Florida
Historical Pictures of Burger King #17
Owners of Burger King #17 in North Miami, Florida
The Owners
Original 1960s & 2000s Burger King signs at Burger King #17 in North Miami, Florida
Original Burger King signs
Frosted glass 1960s Burger King logo at Burger King #17 in North Miami, Florida
Frosted glass with 1957-1969 Burger King logo
Evolution of the Burger Logo at the Burger King #17 in North Miami, Florida
Reverse Evolution of the Burger Logo, top to bottom

Burger King #17 Service & Food

This BK consistently gets excellent reviews online, which is quite a feat for a business that opened in 1959. In addition, the employees at the counter were friendly and took the time to be very personable with the customers in line.

It’s the kind of service you don’t usually receive at a fast food joint. But now comes the real test, food, and execution.

My order from Burger King #17 in North Miami, Florida
My order

Well, no surprise here; the food was on point. My Bacon King, original chicken sandwich, and onion rings were precisely how they should be prepared.

Usually, I’m a double cheeseburger guy, and while the Bacon King is indeed a double cheeseburger, it’s not the double cheeseburger on the menu. However, everyone raised on Burger King will tell you that the double cheeseburger was their favorite growing up until they graduated to the Whopper.

Bacon King at Burger King #17 in North Miami, Florida
Bacon King
Original Chicken Sandwich halves from Burger King #17 in North Miami, Florida
Original Chicken Sandwich halves, minus the lettuce
Onion Rings with Zesty sauce from Burger King #17 in North Miami, Florida
Onion Rings with Zesty sauce

Check out Ted’s honest reaction to his Whopper below.

Ted talks about Burger King

The execution at Burger King #17 is what I will expect from every BK from here on out. My local Burger King is a corporately owned location near their headquarters in Miami, so I’m expecting big things.

The good thing is that they recently switched to the retro-inspired Burger King logo, which gives me chills; now, bring back the fried apple pie!

Burger King
12790 NW 7th Avenue
North Miami, FL
(305) 681-1155

Website: https://www.bk.com/store-locator/store/restaurant_12
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BurgerKing12790Nw7thAve

Monday 7am – 11pm, Drive-thru 7 am – 12 am
Tuesday 7am – 11pm, Drive-thru 7 am – 12 am
Wednesday 7am – 11pm, Drive-thru 7 am – 12 am
Thursday 7am – 11pm, Drive-thru 7 am – 12 am
Friday 7am – 11pm, Drive-thru 7 am – 12 am
Saturday 7am – 11pm, Drive-thru 7 am – 12 am
Sunday 7am – 11pm, Drive-thru 7 am – 12 am

2 thoughts on “Burger King #17 in Miami embraces its History”

  1. I been going to N Miami BK #17 64 years I was only 3 year’s old my Dad would take me there. Papi Cruise was the best we miss him ❤️ and his beautiful daughter Rosie and his handsome son Juan they are family and everyone who works there ❤️ I love our BK #1

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