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  • A Burger King restaurant in a mall in Delaware with retro decor has gone viral on social media.
  • The restaurant closed in 2009, but its decor appears to be largely unchanged from the 1990s.
  • This includes patterned wallpaper, a pastel blue and pink colour scheme, and framed pictures on the walls.
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A Burger King restaurant has gone viral after photos and videos posted on social media show how it had preserved its 1980s and 1990s decor after being closed. The restaurant is hidden from the public behind a wall in Concord Mall in Wilmington, Delaware, that only staff can access with a key.

Inside an abandoned Burger King in Concord Mall, Wilmington, Delaware
Courtesy of Tom Dahlke

In photos and a video touring the restaurant, which opened in 1987, the space looks like it has barely been touched since it closed. The dining room, which is kitted out with booths, is still furnished ...

Inside an abandoned Burger King in Concord Mall, Wilmington, Delaware
Courtesy of Tom Dahlke

... and photos suggest that its kitchen is intact, too.

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The booth seats are pastel pink while some of the tables are the same colour and others are pastel blue.

Inside an abandoned Burger King in Concord Mall, Wilmington, Delaware
Courtesy of Tom Dahlke

The walls appear to have white paper with a subtle gray pattern, along with pink and blue accents. There are also some framed scenic images throughout the restaurant.

Inside an abandoned Burger King in Concord Mall, Wilmington, Delaware
Courtesy of Tom Dahlke

It looks similar to the decor of a New York City Burger King photographed in 1992 ...

Yvonne Hemsey/Liaison via Getty Images
Yvonne Hemsey/Liaison via Getty Images

... as well as another restaurant snapped in 1997.

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James Leynse/Corbis via Getty Images

In a video tour of the restaurant, New Castle County CEO Matt Meyer said there was still litter in the trash cans and picked up a paper bag that contained fries.

Inside an abandoned Burger King in Concord Mall, Wilmington, Delaware
Courtesy of Tom Dahlke

Drink pumps and fans are still in place, too.

Inside an abandoned Burger King in Concord Mall, Wilmington, Delaware
Courtesy of Tom Dahlke

Burger King moved out in 2009, and mall management placed a wall over the 2,400 square foot restaurant while it waited to find a replacement tenant, Tom Dahlke, the mall's general manager, told Verify. Dahlke said that though management and some mall staff knew the restaurant was still there, it had gone viral after a vendor in the mall passed by while the door was open and took a picture.

Inside an abandoned Burger King in Concord Mall, Wilmington, Delaware
Courtesy of Tom Dahlke

Source: Verify

You can watch a tour of the restaurant here.

Though the Burger King has closed, Concord Mall is currently home to other restaurants and food outlets including Chick-fil-A and Auntie Anne's.

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