CAPE CORAL, Fla.- If you stop by the Cape Coral Burger King on Del Prado Boulevard, you will be dining with some memorable characters.
That's because David Wolff, a shift manager there, has created nearly life-sized characters from Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." David made a few figures last year, including a nine-foot-high nutcracker. When he sold the nutcracker, he decided to put that money into this year's display.
"It just came to me and I knew I could do it," said David. In June, he began collecting the material for the display, much of it from Burger King itself. "A lot of stuff I use is stuff we throw away here," he said. "I used pickle buckets, I used yogurt containers we get for our smoothies. I used 40-ounce cups, I used salad bases."
The faces of the characters are made from carved foam, but everything else was found somewhere. For instance, the base of a tree, which looks like a drum, is actually the top of a well-water tank.
He's already planning a display for next year, but he's not worried about how it will turn out. "Have you ever heard of a starving artist? Well, I work in a fast-food restaurant, I'll never starve."