Here's a real "whopper" for you...there's another restaurant closing and rebuilding in Waterloo. This seems to be developing into a trend in the Cedar Valley, especially in the Crossroads Mall area. 

In mid-July, we reported that the Taco Bell in Waterloo was demolished and they've started construction of a new building at the same location. Now, just across the street, Burger King has decided to take the same route. Much like the Taco Bell building, the Burger King building located at 1925 La Porte Road was old and in need of repair. Management with the popular fast food restaurant confirmed that the building is approximately 30 years old and it was just time for a complete rebuild and remodel.

The "King" will have a new castle soon

Fans of the 2nd largest hamburger chain in the United States will be able to enjoy BK's flame-broiled hamburgers, onion rings, and french fries again by Thanksgiving. That's the target date for the completion of the building. In the meantime, Whopper fans can get their fix at one of several Burger King locations in the area.

It's hard not to think that these two fast-food restaurants tearing down and building new has something to do with the new amusement park that will be opening next summer just minutes away from the corner of San Marnan Drive and La Porte Road. However, Burger King management says, "no, it's just a happy coincidence".

Scroll down for photos of the old Burger King restaurant

A special thanks to David Marvitz Photography for use of his photos.

Final look at the Burger King on La Porte Rd in Waterloo before it's demolished

The Burger King building will be demolished the week of August 9th and replaced with a fresh new look by around the end of November.

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