Wally’s Burger – End of an Era

At yesterday’s Dot Com Pho, Michael Kwan showed me a Vancouver Sun article that said Wally’s Burger was closing its doors for good. I couldn’t believe it. I’ve been going to Wally’s for as long as I can remember. Wally’s dates back nearly 50 years and used to be the spot to hang out at during the 60’s and 70’s, when Kingsway was the hot cruising road for street rods and customs. Wally’s has the last remaining neon sign on Kingsway. The place is practically a Vancouver institution so I’m really sad to see it go.

With the thought of no more Wally’s, I decided I better head down there to get my burger fix before they close for good. Unfortunately, I was not the only one who had that idea. The place was packed! It was so busy, I had to line up 15 minutes just to place my order. I was lucky I even got my order in because right after my order, they closed the order window because they ran out of burgers and told everyone that was still in line to come back at 4PM!

While waiting for Wally’s to make my burger, CBC News showed up to do some filming for their evening news broadcast. They interviewed a bunch of people including me. I even flip the top off my burger to show them what goes into a Wally’s burger. I think next week’s Dot Com Pho is going to be Dot Com Wally’s.