Burger House. (Photo from Facebook.)

At a time when many restaurants are struggling to survive because of the coronavirus, Burger House owners thanked its customers this weekend on social media. Even though statewide regulations prohibit the restaurant from opening its doors for dine-in service, owners have not had to lay off or cut hours for any employee, partial owner Christopher Canellos said on Nextdoor.

“This means so much to us because these people need their jobs to survive,” he said. “As a resident of Lakewood, I knew when we opened 25 years ago that we needed to become a neighborhood partner, not just a for-profit business. We have been repaid tenfold for this partnership.”

From one neighborhood business to another, here’s our ode to Burger House.

Oh, Burger House, I long for your fries with the special salt during these scary times. You are my best friend. After I drove my daughter from East Dallas to figure skate in Frisco, she always wanted a burger and fries. You comforted me after my son played soccer, broke his face and demanded a shake, burger and fries. You catered events when my children attended St. John’s Episcopal School. I loved pulling up to your drive-thru, where happy people supported local schools and were overjoyed to see me. We stocked our children’s Christmas stockings with Burger House salt. And now, when my 23-year-old daughter works in New Jersey during these scary times, we ship her Burger House salt. This taste of home makes her happy. Generations of customers feel the same way.

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