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Checkers opens in Rothschild Thursday in time for lunch

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Andy Dercks and Eathan Jones... (Download MP3)

ROTHSCHILD, WI (WSAU) -  If you’re passing through Rothschild Thursday and wondering what to do for lunch, you have a new option. Checkers opens on Business 51 next to Shopko at 10:00 a.m.

The General Manager for the new Checkers is Andy Dercks.  He says the crew has been busy preparing for today’s opening day.  "It's been a lot of time just getting familiar with the restaurant, getting familiar with the staff, but we do have some phenominal trainers that are up now from all parts of the country.  They've been doing their jobs.  They've opened up a lot of stores before, so they're just helping us get this one open as well."

Most Checkers locations are drive through only, but the Rothschild location is one of eleven nationwide with a dining room... and it’s the biggest one in the chain.  "It used to be an old Hardees building, and it was gutted from the inside out and it's completely redone.  It's beautiful inside, and everyone that's been in here so far really likes it."

Dercks says they will be ready starting with today’s lunch crowd.  "If you guys are hungry today, pop on down.  Doors open at 10:00 a.m.  We're open until 1:00 a.m. in the morning."

Checkers is known for a variety of big burgers, and their “loaded fries” which are tasty but a little messy with a lot of chili and cheese.

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