Burger King Will Close 26 Restaurants By Mid-August

Burger King's sales have rebounded after being overtaken by Wendy's as the second-largest burger company in America.

Burger King's fourth-quarter 2022 same-store sales and customer satisfaction rose thanks to a $400 million

investment program to improve its brand and eateries. It also added Whopper Melts and Spicy Chicken Fries. 

Unfortunately, the fast-food titan faced another roadblock. Last Monday, a Burger King franchisee announced it would close 26 Michigan shops by mid-August

the franchisee, also closed permanently due to a "unforeseen business circumstance and not being able to reach a resolution with Burger King Corporation.

What "unforeseen business circumstance"? Burger King sued the franchisee for not paying royalties, ad fund payments, and other fees, 

according to Restaurant Business Magazine. EYM King informed the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity on March 22 

According to ScrapeHero, Burger King had 288 Michigan stores as of March 13, but EYM King's shutdown will certainly cut this number. 

Unfortunately for Detroit Burger King aficionados, many restaurants are closing. The EYM King notification lists all closing locations. 

In 2023, two more Burger King franchisees filed for bankruptcy to resolve their financial issues, joining EYM King.