Coming to the Yakima Valley for Hot Shots 3-on-3? Pirate Plunder Adventure Race or other sports events? Whether you are the participant or the pep club, celebrate like and Olympic athlete after the competition with a great hamburger or three, from one of the local iconic hamburger restaurants.
McDonald’s golden arches serve more than 60 million people around the world every day, and is an official sponsor of the 2012 Olympics. There are over 33,500 McDonalds Restaurant’s worldwide. I bet you haven’t been to one like this. A 50’s themed McDonald’s in Yakima! Elvis would be pleased at the homage he is paid with his own wall of fame. Sit in the 1957 Chevy and enjoy your Big Mac. The signature 50’s style arches look a little different from the modern arches of today. The little guy on the top of the arch was a chef character named “Speedee.” For more on the history of McDonald’s, click here. This themed McDonald’s is located at 2326 S. 1st Street, Yakima! I’m Lovin’ It.
Miners Drive In Restaurant has been dishing up the Big Miner Burger in the Yakima Valley, at 2415 South 1st Street near the Valley Mall, for over 45 years. This is a family owned restaurant with Gary and Renee Miner being third generation owners. Generations of high school sport’s teams have eaten at Miners after their games. Satisfy your burger cravings with their huge burgers. Watch this video to see how those famous Miner’s Burgers are made. Now-a-days, Miners is a full service restaurant, with seating inside, offering an extensive menu of items. There is a unique display of Native American bead-work and historic photos on the walls. You will enjoy this piece of Yakima Valley history. Miner’s is open from 8:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 3 a.m. Friday and Saturday. 509-457-8194.
Bob’s Burger and Brew: As the founder, Bob Kildale says “Only the Best,” offering quality food, generous portions, and great service at an affordable price. Not only will you find a great selection of over 20 gourmet beef and chicken burgers, you can enjoy a frosty cold premium beer-on-tap in the lounge or on the outside patio. This restaurant chain began in Washington State and is not to be missed. It is easy to find, off Exit 33-A from I-82 East or Exit 33 to Yakima and follow the signs to the Yakima Valley Visitor Information Center and you will drive passed the restaurant. Here is a coupon for your next visit.
Everyone knows Burger King is the Home of the Whopper! Every day, more than 11 million guests visit Burger King restaurants around the world. In 1954, Burger King was founded and has grown to is the second largest fast food hamburger chain in the world. The king was introduced in 1955. The Whopper made its debut in 1957. If you are looking for that signature Whopper meal and play areas for the kids in air-conditioned comfort, these are two location where you can find them. Don’t miss the new Sweet Potato Fries! Yum! Burger King in Yakima at 2113 South 1st Street and 2611 West Nob Hill Blvd.
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