At Lunch Now: DOH Shuts Down the BK Whopper Bar

Thanks to Lunch’er Harry for sending along this photo of the currently shuttered BK Whopper Bar in Times Square. I can’t imagine too many who read this site will be crying any tears over this, but if you’re interested DNAinfo has more of the story.


  • NO!!!!!! I was craving a pizza burger!!!!! I like the pizza burger!

  • Did they ever start selling beer?

  • Where will i get my BK Perfume from now????

  • What does it take to get 82 points from the DOH? This:

    Violations recorded in the following area (s), a Notice of Violation issued and establishment ordered closed by the Department of Health at the reinspection conducted on 06/01/2012.

    “Critical” violations are displayed in red.

    Violation points: 82

    1-7 are “Critical”

    Sanitary Violations
    1) Cold food item held above 41º F (smoked fish and reduced oxygen packaged foods above 38 ºF) except during necessary preparation.

    2) Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor of food operations.

    3) Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated, contaminated, cross-contaminated, or not discarded in accordance with HACCP plan.

    4) Appropriately scaled metal stem-type thermometer or thermocouple not provided or used to evaluate temperatures of potentially hazardous foods during cooking, cooling, reheating and holding.

    5) Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas. Filth flies include house flies, little house flies, blow flies, bottle flies and flesh flies. Food/refuse/sewage-associated flies include fruit flies, drain flies and Phorid flies.

    6) Insufficient or no refrigerated or hot holding equipment to keep potentially hazardous foods at required temperatures.

    7) Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service.

    8) Facility not vermin proof. Harborage or conditions conducive to attracting vermin to the premises and/or allowing vermin to exist.

    9) Non-food contact surface improperly constructed. Unacceptable material used. Non-food contact surface or equipment improperly maintained and/or not properly sealed, raised, spaced or movable to allow accessibility for cleaning on all sides, above and underneath the unit.

  • that’s old news…gotta be close to a month now…’s always been and always will be:
    1. wendy’s
    2. McRonald’s
    3. BK (bastard cousin of 1&2)

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    I enjoy the Whopper Bar from time to time and hope BK expands the concept (but keeps it cleaner!).

  • They are closed now. Apparently it will be a sushi place. The window looks like it’s the Burger King eating a roll.

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