admin December 16th, 2014
- Nov 6, 2014 at 10:00AM updated at 1:40PM
It’s another fast-food first for Bellevue and Washington with the opening of Wayback Burgers in the Evergreen Village.
Ironically located in a 2,000-square-foot space formerly occupied by a health store at the shopping center on 140th Avenue Northeast, business is going well for Wayback Burgers since its Oct. 30 soft opening, said franchisee Ben Lee.
Wayback Burgers started in Delaware as Jake’s Hamburgers in 1991, going national in 2009. With 86 stores nationally, Lee’s Wayback Burgers is the first to open in Washington. As a certificate holder of CPA-Inactive, Lee decided to open the restaurant as a side business, but is now considering more franchise locations.
The franchise boasts about its fresh-made hamburgers and hand-dipped milkshakes, but customers here, as they have across Wayback’s 86 restaurants nationally, will likely be attracted by the triple-triple burger, a behemoth of nine hamburger patties and slices of American cheese.
“It was basically a novelty piece that we put up there,” said Mark Biccum, corporate trainer for the Bellevue restaurant, but it has since become a fairly popular order by hearty eaters and those looking to share.
“There are some people who try to do it just by themselves,” Lee said.
Wayback Burgers is located at 1645 140th Ave. N.E.
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