Wewahitchka Burger King to hold grand opening June 29

Four days into a successful soft opening, the employees at Wewhitchka’s new Burger King are preparing to host a grand opening for the restaurant on Wednesday, June 29.

“We invite the community to join us Wednesday, June 29 at 10 a.m. CDT for the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for the brand new Burger King in Wewahitchka, located at 617 FL-71,” siad Gulf County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Joe Whitmer.

The Burger King’s dingin room is open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, and the drive through is open from 6 a.m. to midnight.

The grand opening will feature an autograph signing from special guest Jesse Barfield, who will help cut the ribbon.

Jesse is considered to have had “by far the best outfield arm of the 1980s.” He led American League outfielders in assists for three consecutive years (1985 to 1987).

Barfield starred in what many analysts considered the best all-around outfield of the 1980s with the Toronto Blue Jays.

In 1985, he achieved a relatively rare combination with at least 20 each of home runs (27), stolen bases (22), and outfield assists (22).

Jesse will be signing free autograph photos (no personal items) from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00p.m. CDT.

Meet the Editor

David Adlerstein, The Apalachicola Times’ digital editor, started with the news outlet in January 2002 as a reporter.

Prior to then, David Adlerstein began as a newspaperman with a small Boston weekly, after graduating magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He later edited the weekly Bellville Times, and as business reporter for the daily Marion Star, both not far from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

In 1995, he moved to South Florida, and worked as a business reporter and editor of Medical Business newspaper. In Jan. 2002, he began with the Apalachicola Times, first as reporter and later as editor, and in Oct. 2020, also began editing the Port St. Joe Star.

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