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.
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.
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.
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.
Check out Ted’s honest reaction to his Whopper below.
The execution at Burger King #17 is what I will expect from every BK from here on out. My home 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!
12790 NW 7th Avenue
North Miami, FL
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