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Bringing Back the Burger

There is a new joint for Durham burger afficionados to check out. At the end of August, King’s Sandwich Shop reopened its doors and is serving up burgers, brats, fries and fresh milkshakes.

King’s has been a Durham icon since 1942 and was a popular destination for families and workers alike. In January of 2007 it closed its doors. Then in 2009 T.J. McDermott, a former contractor for the City of Durham, decided to revive the legendary joint and began a huge restoration effort. McDermott was aided by many community members, some of which helped to install the roof and do metal work around the building.

For McDermott the satisfaction comes from serving the Durham community, “I enjoy hearing from the customers as our mission is to make King’s a fun experience.”

The burgers are made of fresh, hand-patted beef that is never frozen and garnished with fresh vegetables from the local farmer’s market. The chili is cooked daily using the original King’s recipe. Milkshakes are unique too, coming hand-spun on the original 1950s era King’s milkshake machine.

King’s currently serves lunch Tuesday-Saturday 11AM-4PM and will soon open for breakfast.

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