LC’s Hamburgers reopened today after nine months

The line just to get into the tan building at 7612 Northwest Prairie View Road took about 10 minutes. Then there was the line inside the building to get to the cashier’s window. That took 18 minutes. And the wait for the grease-stained brown-paper sack with two cheeseburgers and tater tots? About 20 minutes.

But the wait was worth it for the diehard fans of the Northland’s iconic LC’s Hamburgers Etc., which reopened today after a nine-month renovation that followed a June 5 fire. The place looks pretty much as it has for the last four decades (and still boasts those few tables inside the venue that must have been designed for Lilliputians).

There must be a couple of new staffers, too. The cashier didn’t know what was on a 911 Burger (for the record: cheese, pickles, hot sauce, and a fresh tomato slice) and, frankly, was too busy to find out. Members of the crew behind the glass barrier were in perpetual motion. And, for the time being, LC’s is a cash-only operation.

I always order the same thing: a double cheeseburger and a chocolate shake, but I was intrigued by what the ingredients might be for a Peggy Burger or Double Justin Burger. I guess I’ll have to go back.

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