Burger King to open Ketchikan restaurant

Posted: Friday, March 10, 2000

KETCHIKAN (AP) -- Burger King of Alaska will open a Ketchikan restaurant in May.

The 3,500-square foot Burger King will seat 81 people and include a two-story indoor playground.

Company President Larry Baker said the restaurant should create about 40 full-time jobs.

The Burger King will be built on land purchased by the Cape Fox Corp. from the Sitka-based Hames Group, said Peter Gigante, chief executive officer of the Cape Fox Corp.

''Cape Fox is going to own the restaurant and land and Burger King is going to operate it,'' Gigante said.

Cape Fox will begin construction on the restaurant next week. The Native corporation has about 270 shareholders and is trying to limit its dependence on timber, Gigante said.

The Ketchikan restaurant will be the 23rd Burger King built in Alaska.

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