New DeLong’s DeLuxe: Cheeseburgers in Paradise

New DeLong’s DeLuxe: Cheeseburgers in Paradise

Walk-up hamburger stand opening soon in Lakewood

DeLong’s DeLuxe, a new walk-up hamburger stand with a patio and grass courtyard, opens next month at 8901 Bridgeport Way.

DeLong’s DeLuxe serves 10-11 hamburger options, hot dogs, corndogs, fries, sodas, ice cream and handspun milkshakes. Burger options include good old fashioned hamburgers, fair burgers piled high with grilled onions, chili burgers, veggie burgers to bleu cheese bacon burgers.

Marie and Tim DeLong are the owners of DeLong’s DeLuxe in partnership with Sara and Pat Steel.

“DeLong’s DeLuxe is a single site, family owned and operated restaurant,” said Marie DeLong. “We can’t wait to open up and get going.”

The DeLongs seek to extend a casual, contemporary park-like dining experience to customers. According to Marie DeLong, patrons can eat their fare in the grass courtyard. Shade sails that will be installed later in spring will allow outdoor seating year round in the Pacific Northwest weather.

“We are new to Lakewood and look forward to building relationships with the community. Marie and I heard it is a great place to do business, and our experience has proved it,” added Tim DeLong. “We’ll be hiring seven or eight new employees for when the store opens.”

Built by Korsmo Construction, Lakewood is DeLong’s DeLuxe first site. Plans for growth include a proposed drive-up espresso stand in a separate, adjacent building.

“DeLong’s DeLuxe is a fantastic addition to Lakewood that really has the community buzzing with enthusiasm,” noted Ellie Chambers-Grady, economic development director for the City of Lakewood. “The location next to our skate park along a major corridor is really ideal. It will be exciting to see this business thrive and welcome new customers to Lakewood! It truly will be a destination.”

DeLong’s DeLuxe will be open seven days a week from 11a.m. to 8:00p.m. and is located at the corner of Bridgeport Way and Steilacoom Boulevard Southwest in Lakewood. More information is available on DeLong’s DeLuxe’s Facebook (www.facebook.com/delongsdeluxe ) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/delongsdeluxe ).