Friday, April 26, 2013
Burger King announced it’s expanding its delivery service to 20 Chicago-area restaurants, including Evanston, Skokie, Lincoln Park and Logan Square.
Burger King announced this week that it’s expanding its delivery service to 20 Chicago-area restaurants including the one at 1829 Dempster St., according to a press release. The Evanston store will offer delivery services between 11 a.m. and 10 p.m. Customers can order online or over the phone and need to purchase a minimum food order of $10. More locations will be added to the BK Delivers website over the next three months in Skokie, Lincoln Park, Logan Square, The Loop, Cicero, Downers Grove, NBC Chicago reported. Tell us: Will you be getting Burger King delivered?
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Evanston police are searching for an armed robber who approached two employees at the Burger King in the 1800 block of Dempster Street and demanded money from the safe.
Evanston police are searching for an armed robber who they say held up the Burger King at 1829 Dempster St. early Wednesday morning. The man entered the store carrying a handgun around 6:10 a.m., according to police, just after it opened for business. He approached the two employees on duty and demanded they give him money from the store’s safe, then forced them into the store's freezer, police said. They handed over approximately $1,000 in cash and coins to the man, who ran out the rear service door, according to police. Contacted Wednesday morning, a Burger King employee declined to comment on the incident. Evanston police detectives are reviewing video surveillance cameras from the restaurant, and released a description and photographs…
Sunday, April 17, 2011
We're SO not lovin' it.
Last Friday afternoon, driving my kids to countless errands around town, I felt the dreaded "3:30 p.m. drag." If you’re an adult, you know the feeling all too well. I knew a cold, caffeinated drink would wake me up. I aimed my car toward the McDonald's drive-thru on Dempster, but traffic was annoyingly backed up. Flashing emergency lights near the corner of Dodge and Dempster indicated some sort of situation. As my daughter and I neared the intersection, it was apparent that my icy Diet Coke wouldn’t come from McDonald’s: yellow tape was wrapped around the parking lot; police cars and unmarked vehicles blocked every entrance and exit; a helicopter hovered above the snarled traffic. As the gaping traffic crawled past McDonald’s, we …
Monday, March 28, 2011
Ideas for Evanston Plaza's empty parking lot.
With so much debate swirling around what to do with Evanston Plaza at Dempster Street and Dodge Avenue, has anyone stopped to notice what regularly happens in that vacant parking lot? I frequent Evanston Plaza on a daily basis. After I drop my kids at school, I’ll often drive through the Dunkin’ Donuts drive-thru for a large Latte Lite (not because it’s my favorite cup of coffee, but because it’s easy and fast and it allows me stay in my car on cold days). The parking lot attracts a plethora of drivers, and if you haven’t noticed them, I’m here to report what kind: --Folks eating their fast-food drive-thru meals in their cars --Trucks killing time until their next delivery --Taxis/limos waiting for their next call --Buses waiting for …
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Orrington Avenue's Burger King (aka "The BK Lounge") seems to be one of just a few places Around Town open 24/7.
It certainly isn't news to Northwestern University students that the Burger King on Orrington is open 24/7. I just find it amusing that the spot is referred to as "The BK Lounge". With its free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, spacious dining room, an ATM machine within reach of the cue and its proximity to campus, it seems as though good-old Burger King meets the late-night study needs of college kids in Evanston -- and then some. However, a quick check of Yelp.com tells me many NU students aren't enamored with the fact that Burker King is one of the only places in E-town to go late-night. For all you NU parents reading this from afar, rest assured: I don't advocate that your kids stay out all night. If my kids were in college right now, you…