MERIDEN — Owners of K. LaMay’s Steamed Cheeseburgers say they have seen a boost in business almost two months after the completion of an expansion project.
Owner Kevin LaMay said the restaurant at 690 E. Main St completed three months worth of renovations at the end of December. Work included doubling the restaurant in size, remodeling the ceiling and floors, and changing furniture and decor.
“So far it’s been great,” LaMay said. “I can definitely see an uptick in business.”
LaMay said the restaurant went from having 16 to 45 seats. A handicapped accessible bathroom was also added. He has noticed diners staying longer.
General Manager Dylan McNulty recalled when the space could only hold 12 seats and customers were more likely to order take out.
“It’s honestly been great,” McNulty said. “A lot of people have been enjoying the new look. It’s spacious and no one is eating on top of eat other.”
LaMay attributed business following expansion to loyal customers who came back to the restaurant after work was completed.
“It’s definitely worth the wait, seeing the customers faces when they walk in,” LaMay said.
LaMay also said he plans to start a food truck service in May.