Burger King coming to the old burnt-out Bolla property on Sunrise


Drivers jammed up in Oakdale merge traffic on Sunrise Highway will soon get to take a break — and maybe kill some time — over a Whopper Jr. with cheese.

And maybe some onion rings.

That’s right, a Burger King is coming to the old Bolla Market that went up in flames in June 2022. It has since sat vacant along the service road in Islip Terrace.

A banner announcing Burger King’s arrival just went up — and work has gotten started at the property.

The strip of gas stations and convenience stores located before the westbound exits to the Southern and Heckscher state parkways — where traffic backs up twice daily on weekdays — hasn’t ever offered a fast food joint for motorists. Burger King is also a partner with Bolla Markets.

The news also comes less than a year after Burger King announced it would be shutting 400 U.S. locations by the end of 2023, which included the longtime Blue Point location that’s now slated to become a McDonald’s.

Check back for updates from Burger King representatives as we seek additional details.

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