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July 06, 2012

Whopper of a typo could get a BK cooking in Stewartville

Sometimes plans for a new fast-food franchise leak out when online job listings start popping up.

Unfortunately for Burger King fans in Stewartville, sometimes those job ads mean something else entirely … like someone hit the wrong button.

Some folks started smelling Whoppers cooking when an ad surfaced online for an assistant manager to work at a Burger King in Stewartville, even though no BK currently exisits there.

BurgerkingsignPeople hungry for BK contacted Stewartville City Administrator Bill Schimmel about plans for a Burger King.

While Dolphin Foods, the franchisee for Rochester, has looked at Stewartville in the past, Schimmel hadn't heard of anything new. Schimmel called the company's owner, Greg Dolphin.

Turns out the ad was just a glitch.

"Unfortunately, there are no imminent plans that we know of anything happening," Schimmel says.

However, Stewartville officials are hoping to make french fries out of the big dirty potato of an error.

They took the opportunity to invite Dolphin to Stewartville to look at the Schumman Business Park, which is buzzing with activity as FedEx builds a massive distribution center there.

"He has been interested in the past in opening in Stewartville, and it sounds like he could be interested in looking here again," says Schimmel.

Dolphin talked about opening a BK in Stewartville back in 2005, when he took over the Rochester franchises after Burger King pulled the plug on the former franchisee, Road Corp.

The moral of this tale of fast food and high hopes is that typos aren't always bad things. I hope everyone who reads this column takes that to heart and remembers it the next time I muck up a word or two. Heh.

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