WICHITA — A childhood cartoon is the creative idea behind a new restaurant opening in Delano.
“I used to watch ‘Popeye’ when I was a kid,” says Bridgette Carr.
She was a particular fan of Popeye’s straight man, J. Wellington Wimpy, who was known for his love of hamburgers – and his inability to immediately pay for them.
Wimpys Burgers will have a soft opening at 1713 W. Douglas on Saturday and have a grand opening after Thanksgiving. There will be seating for about 15 inside and more outside in warmer weather.
“All the hamburgers are going to be like the small White Castle-style hamburgers,” Carr says.
She’ll sell them individually, in meal deals and in sacks of 10 or 20 mini burgers.
But will she allow customers to gladly pay her Tuesday for a hamburger today as Wimpy usually tried to do?
“Yeah,” Carr says, laughing.