Burger King Latest Fast-Food Restaurant To Undergo Cosmetic Changes


John Chang, center, representing the Burger King in Rutgers Plaza on Easton Avenue, speaks to members of the Historic Preservation Advisory Commission.

Add Burger King to the list of Easton Avenue fast-food restaurants undergoing makeovers.

The restaurant, located in Rutgers Plaza, received the go-ahead for its renovation on Nov. 9 from the Historic Preservation Advisory Commission. The commission’s approval was needed because the restaurant is within 1,000 feet of the Delaware & Raritan Canal.

John Chang, the franchisee’s representative, told the commissioners that the planned painting and remodeling was mandated by the parent company.

The familiar “Burger King” and “Home of the Whopper” signs located on the building will be removed, in favor of the circular “Burger King” logo signs, Chang said.

Also, the blue roof and awnings will be removed and replaced with a tan roof, Chang said.

The brickwork on the building will be repainted “camel tan” and a darker hue, which the company calls “monterey tan,” Chang said.

Overhangs on the building will be replaced by parapet walls, and windows will be covered with lighted awnings.

“We want to modernize the building  a little bit,” he said.

Burger King joins Dunkin’ Donuts and McDonald’s, both of which are located across Easton Avenue, in the Village Plaza shopping center, in redoing their restaurants’ color schemes and signage.

The new circular signs which Burger King wants to erect fall within township zoning guidelines, so the company will not have to appear before any other township boards for approvals, said Vince Dominach, the township’s chief zoning officer.

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