Road Runner seeks permit for gas station on former Mr. Burger site

The former Mr. Burger site is seen at the corner of Mount Comfort Road and Lindell Avenue in Fayetteville on Friday, July 21, 2023. (Flyer photo/Todd Gill)

It looks like a new gas station is in the works on the former Mr. Burger site off Garland Avenue in Fayetteville.

Road Runner is seeking a building permit to construct an approximately 3,500-square-foot convenience store with associated parking, EV chargers, and a canopy large enough for eight gas pumps, according to city records.

Mr. Burger closed its location at the corner of Mount Comfort Road and Lindell Avenue in February 2016.

The drive-in style restaurant was the last remaining Mr. Burger of several locations that once operated in town over the years. The restaurant specialized in hamburgers, but the menu also included other sandwiches, French fries and milkshakes.

The restaurant operated out of a building originally built as a Sandy’s Drive-In in the late 1960s to early 1970s.

After the Mr. Burger closure, the building later was home to Star BurgerHaus and NWA Gyros before being demolished earlier this year.

Mr. Burger as seen in February 2016 (Flyer photo/File)

The new Road Runner will also include the property directly to the west, which once included a building that was home to several banks through the years and eventually a Little Caesar’s pizza restaurant. That building was also recently demolished.