Burger King Is Closing These 53 Stores in 2023 (Is Yours One of Them?)

The restaurant chain is closing locations in at least nine states.

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Updated July 18, 2024
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Finding a Burger King is about to become more challenging. Last year, the fast-food giant announced that it would close up to 400 locations.

While some fans will likely be disappointed in the closures, the bright side is that they may help you stretch your fast food budget.

So far, 60 locations have been shuttered so far. Check out this list to see if your favorites are on it.

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One of the most recent Burger King closings was in the California town of Turlock near Modesto.

  • 1610 W. Main St., Turlock

The restaurant was permanently closed without prior notice to customers, and the building has already been boarded up, according to local reports.


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Two Jacksonville locations were abruptly closed at the end of 2023 after serving the community for 40 years.

  • 210 E. State Street, Jacksonville
  • 1981 Kings Road, Jacksonville

There was no official announced reason for the closure, and signs on the doors of one of the restaurants greeted customers saying, “Sorry for the inconvenience. We are permanently closed for business.”


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Meridian also closed a location in Kansas as part of its bankruptcy filing in April.

The McPherson, Kansas location — at 2201 E. Kansas Ave. — was along Interstate 135 in central Kansas, about an hour’s drive north of Wichita.

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EYM King of Michigan is a Burger King franchisee with more than two dozen locations in Michigan, particularly in the Detroit metro area.

But the franchisee closed all of its 26 Michigan locations in March and April. The 26 locations included restaurants in Detroit and its suburbs, as well as two locations in Flint.

According to news reports, the locations that closed in Michigan were:

  • 20401 W. Warren, Dearborn Heights
  • 2155 Gratiot Ave., Detroit
  • 9871 Livernois, Detroit
  • 8201 Woodward Ave., Detroit
  • 18021 Kelly Road, Detroit
  • 20200 Grand River Ave., Detroit
  • 13600 W. McNichols Road, Detroit
  • 15500 W. Seven Mile, Detroit
  • 20240 Plymouth Road, Detroit
  • 12661 Mack Ave., Detroit
  • 9239 Gratiot Ave., Detroit
  • 17440 E. Warren, Detroit
  • 16245 Livernois Ave., Detroit
  • 3863 W. Jefferson Ave., Ecorse
  • 10336 W. Eight Mile Road, Ferndale
  • 3625 South Dort Highway, Flint
  • 3801 Clio Road, Flint
  • 13324 Woodward Ave., Highland Park
  • 28203 Plymouth Road, Livonia
  • 34835 Plymouth Ave., Livonia
  • 31456 Woodward Ave., Royal Oak
  • 23660 Telegraph Road, Southfield
  • 30711 Southfield Road, Southfield
  • 1113 E. West Maple Road, Walled Lake
  • 2411 E. 8 Mile Road, Warren
  • 9774 E. M-36, Whitmore Lake


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Meridian Restaurants Unlimited was a multi-state franchisee for Burger King that declared bankruptcy in March, leading to the closure of restaurants across several states.

Minnesota was among the states hit hardest. It saw the closure of nine restaurants. According to news reports, the locations that closed in Minnesota were:

  • 209 Nokomis St., Alexandria
  • 926 Central Ave. Northeast, East Grand Forks
  • 528 Western Ave., Fergus Falls
  • 21 Depot St., Litchfield
  • 205 Lake St., Long Prairie
  • 586 SW. First St., Montevideo
  • 516 E. Bridge St., Redwood Falls
  • 100 21st St. N., Moorhead
  • 1611 US-12, Willmar


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Three Burger King restaurants owned by Meridian Restaurants Unlimited shut down in Montana. According to news reports, the locations that closed in Montana were:

  • 1422 W. Main St., Lewistown
  • 520 N. 27th St., Billings
  • 1211 9th St. W., Columbia Falls

The Lewistown and Columbia Falls locations were the only Burger Kings in those towns. But Billings still has other locations for residents to enjoy.


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Lincoln saw six Burger Kings close in part after Meridian Restaurants Unlimited, which owned the franchises, gained court approval to shutter them:

  • 1448 N. 48th Street, Lincoln
  • 5940 Havelock Avenue, Lincoln
  • 2805 South 48th Street, Lincoln
  • 3627 S. Lincoln Ave., York

  • 4230 N. 27th St., Lincoln

  • 2504 O St., Lincoln

The franchisee declared bankruptcy last year and closed several locations in Nebraska in April 2023.

North Dakota

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Due to Meridian's bankruptcy, North Dakota also saw a location close in Grand Forks — at 3765 Gateway Drive.

However, the city still has other Burger King locations open for residents in the area, including one at Grand Forks Air Force Base.

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Another state that took a hit from the bankruptcy of Meridian Restaurants Unlimited was the company’s home state of Utah. According to news reports, the locations that closed in Utah were:

  • 171 E. Gateway Drive, Heber
  • 7810 S. 1300 E., Sandy
  • 10235 S. State St., Sandy
  • 729 N. Main St., Clearfield
  • 1466 E. 3500 North, Lehi
  • 119 E. Crossroads Blvd., Saratoga Springs
  • 147 E. Bangerter Highway, Draper
  • 5390 S. 1900 West, Roy
  • 1660 W. North Temple St., Salt Lake City


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Cody had to say goodbye to its Burger King at 1902 Mountain View Drive. It, too, was a victim of the Meridian bankruptcy.

What’s next

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In September 2022, Burger King pledged $400 million in a “Reclaim the Flame” campaign.

The money will be invested in advertising and in updating technology and kitchen equipment in restaurants.

Remodeled locations

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The $400 million spent by Burger King will also go to remodeling its locations.

The new “Sizzle” decor or “Garden Grill” design could appear at your local Burger King this year. It will feature new features like digital ordering kiosks, revamped drive-thru and pick-up lines, and a renewed emphasis on its signature Whopper.

About half of the company’s U.S. restaurants should have the redesign by next year.

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