PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — One of the oldest Burgerville locations in Beaverton is closing after 50 years.
The location opened at 11900 SW Canyon Rd. in 1969.
Burgerville’s seasonal shakes and other specialties, like the “Rosemary Shoestring Fries,” are just a few of the reasons why customers head to this fast-food joint.
Joe Cyr is a regular customer at the Beaverton location. He said he comes once or twice a month.
However, Cyr and a lot of other customers will have to head elsewhere for their burger and shake come June 16 — when the location officially closes.
Beth Brewer, senior vice president of operations at Burgerville, said in a statement:
It has been an honor to serve the Beaverton community at this site for the last 50 years, and we appreciate the decades of support we’ve received from generations of Burgerville fans.”
According to a representative of the company, the building has structural issues.
“After careful evaluation has determined that the building is near the end of its useful life. Due to ecological considerations and wetlands conservation, a major remodel of the location is not possible.”
Although customers will miss the Beaverton location, they seem to understand.
“I think it’s good and bad,” Cyr told KOIN 6 News. “I think a drive-thru would be better. The location is kind of tight, but if they have something better in mind, I’d be open to it.”
It’s unclear what will replace the old-time Burgerville location, but employees are encouraged to reapply to one of the 41 other Burgerville restaurants.
Burgerville was established in 1961 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Washington.