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Hyde Park could get first Burger King

Proposed Burger King on River Street in Hyde Park

Proposed BK, in front of old paper-mill building once proposed for a fancy riverside restaurant.

A Burger King franchisee goes before the Boston Licensing Board on Wednesday for a food-serving license to open an outlet in the Shops at Riverwood on River Street on the Hyde Park/Mattapan line - with a proposed closing time of 2 a.m.

The Burger King would join the McDonald's, Pizza Hut and Papa Gino's on Hyde Park Avenue as chain outlets in Hyde Park.

If granted, the 2 a.m. closing time would stand in contrast to the midnight closing time granted a new Tasty Burger in Downtown Crossing, where residents said they didn't want late-night burgers.

The board's hearings begin at 10 a.m. in Rm. 809 in City Hall.

The restaurant would be right across River Street from the Boston Prep school.

People going to the Burger King would get a view of this old gear on what was once the site of the sprawling Bay State Paper complex:

Old gear stuck in the ground


For Hyde Park, that would be upscale. Foodies say yeah!

'Why have we allowed the peaceful folks of Hyde Park to be assaulted with fast food instead of insisting that a kalery is opened instead?' - Codman Sq. Popeye's activists, probably.


...two Burger Kings in Hyde Park.

The Burger King would join the McDonald's, Pizza Hut and Papa Gino's on Hyde Park Avenue as chain outlets in Hyde Park.

And Dominos and Subway.

Or Taco Bell?

What's with Hyde Park? Really!

I had to draw the line somewhere :-)

According to the developer, at least as of a few years ago, Dunkin' has a lease in the shopping center as well.


From this place and I’m confused because the Burger King in Mattapan on Cummins Highway is less than a five minute drive and it closes at 12am.

Are they replacing the Mattapan Square one or are they really going to have two BKs a five minute drive from each other?

I thought they were on their way out, like Kmart and Sears.

Broiling beats frying.

What Hyde Park needs is a Chick-fil-A.

Hyde Park would have a better chance at more upscale and healthier dining options if its active residents actually allowed some density into their community. More residents means more patrons with money to spend.

I remember when BK was invented, you had to go to Brighton or Weymouth by the Nantasket to get a Whopper, things are moving on up, although the BK in Kingston closed and is going to be a North Shore type roast beast joint, similar to Kelly's. Fun fact, there used to be a decent roast beast joint across from Encore, Mike's I think , related to his coffee shop and bakery nearby, not sure if they still are there. Went to encore by sea once , forgot to look! The little ham and egger is probably gone too over there, o well you never appreciate something till its gone , as the song says!

Development is one thing, but a 2:00A.M. closing for this fast food establishment is truly unacceptable for this peaceful neighborhood. The food places on American Legion Highway don't stay open that late. In warmer weather it will become a hangout for people not from the neighborhood. Police will have to establish a regular detail and divert resources all because of the greediness of a franchisee. NO,NO,NO, CITY OF BOSTON LICENSING BOARD, PLEASE DON'T DO THIS TO TO OUR NEIGHBORHOOD.

You do realize people can hang out 24/7. And even if their not from your neighborhood right? Like...none of that’s illegal. What the hell is wrong with people?

They’re likely from your city and at very least, state, relax.

The NIMBY contingent chiming in on cue.

You must be fun at parties

Morbid obesity for the win!