Plans for a new Burger King at Highway 5 and County Road 4 cleared a final hurdle Tuesday, Aug. 17, by gaining unanimous Eden Prairie City Council approval.
The new restaurant will replace a long-closed Burger King and will be built by Chicago-based Cave Enterprises Operating LLC. Cave Enterprises has purchased several Twin Cities-area Burger King restaurants that were closed or in bankruptcy, including the building on Highway 5.
Still closed and another likely candidate for future redevelopment is the Burger King building along Flying Cloud Drive, southwest of Eden Prairie Shopping Center.
The building that will be constructed at Highway 5 and County Road 4, after the old building is demolished, will have a more modern look that is a new prototype for Burger King. It would have two drive-through-service lanes and an outdoor playground for children.
The Highway 5/County Road 4 restaurant is neighbor to another site that’s being redeveloped to make way for a Starbucks coffee shop. Site work on that project is already underway.
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