Vermont Business Magazine On December 19, the Vermont Center for Independent Living honored Burger King on the Barre-Montpelier Road in Berlin with a Rosemary J Miller Dining for All Award. The award is named for VCIL’s longtime receptionist, who retired in 2011. Miller, who was born with cerebral palsy, has never let her disability slow her down. She can often be seen out and about in central Vermont, whether she is eating out, shopping or advocating for disability rights.
One of the restaurants Miller most likes to frequent is the Burger King in Berlin. Last summer, the restaurant built a new store in approximately the same location. The new state-of-the-art building is about the same size and is slightly closer to the road. Miller is impressed with the increased accessibility, including wider entrance doors, a spacious bathroom and a level entrance.
VCIL Executive Director Sarah Launderville said, “We are pleased to present this award as Burger King has completed their renovation, which includes broader accessibility for folks with disabilities. We honor Burger King for access in the restaurant, closeness to the bus route and customer service being supportive to the disability community.”
David Richardson, assistant general manager, said, “We are happy and proud to have a new restaurant that’s updated and accessible to everyone.”
The Rosemary J. Miller Dining for All Award is given out annually, and more nominations will be solicited next year.
On Dec. 19, the Vermont Center for Independent Living honored the Burger King in Berlin with a Rosemary J. Miller Dining for All Award in recognition of their new store providing excellent access for people with disabilities. From left are VCIL Executive Director Sarah Launderville, Tavian Plant, regional general manager, Rosie Miller of Montpelier, and David Richardson, assistant general manager of the Burger King.