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.
Updated Feb. 21, 2024
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Finding a local Burger King is becoming more challenging for some residents in at least nine states.

According to news reports, the fast-food giant — which has franchisees across the country operating restaurants under the Burger King name — will close up to 400 locations this year.

While Burger King fans likely will be disappointed in the closures, the bright side is that those folks might keep more money in their wallets instead of spending it on fast food.

So where are Burger King restaurants closing this year? Check this list to see if your favorite Burger King is disappearing in 2023.

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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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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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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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Nebraska also saw three Burger King locations close due to the bankruptcy filing of Meridian Restaurants Unlimited.

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

  • 3627 S. Lincoln Ave., York
  • 2504 O St., Lincoln
  • 4230 N. 27th St., Lincoln


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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.

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.

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

Bottom line

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With rumors of more closures on the way, it’s possible that your local Burger King could shut down this year.

So keep an eye on your Burger King to see if it weathers the storm. And if your favorite location does fall, take it as a sign that it might be time to go back to clipping coupons so you can save on groceries and make homemade hamburgers in your own kitchen.

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