We’ve worked with Tri City Foods—a subsidiary of The Dhahani Group, which is the country’s third-largest quick-service food franchisee—for more than 10 years. Most of the work we’ve done with them has revolved around remodels of existing restaurants. When they sought a general contractor to build a Burger King restaurant from the ground up, we were thrilled to be awarded the job.
The project kicked off in late September 2017 with a tight schedule—the owner wanted to be open by the first of the year. This meant most of the construction work would take place in the cold-weather months. Now, don’t get us wrong: we’re not adverse to chilly weather. Unfortunately, many construction materials don’t feel the same way.
To account for this, we made sure the curbs and gutters around the parking lot were completed so we could pave before the asphalt plants closed for the season. And because concrete especially hates Minnesota’s infamous freeze-thaw cycle, we had to cover the ground to keep it from freezing as well as cover the concrete elements once they were poured for proper curing. We also made arrangements for temporary heating to keep the interior drywall and exterior masonry work on track.
We delivered the project as promised—our work wrapped up in December. The new, approximately 2,900-square-foot Burger King is part of a new retail development in Brooklyn Park. It features a modern space, hip décor, and all of the technology today’s burger eaters could ever want.