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 Sept. 7, 2023
A Burger King restaurant

We receive compensation from the products and services mentioned in this story, but the opinions are the author's own. Compensation may impact where offers appear. We have not included all available products or offers. Learn more about how we make money and our editorial policies.

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.

Get a protection plan on all your appliances

Did you know if your air conditioner stops working, your homeowner’s insurance won’t cover it? Same with plumbing, electrical issues, appliances, and more. Not being able to make repairs could leave you in a bad situation — but a home warranty could protect you against surprise expenses.

Whether you’re a brand-new homeowner or you’ve owned your home for years, a plan from Choice Home Warranty could pick up the slack where homeowner’s insurance falls short.

If a covered system in your home breaks down, you can call their hotline 24/7 for assistance to get it repaired. They have a network of over 15,000 technicians that can assist you, making sure any issue can be taken care of swiftly — without breaking the bank.

Not sure if it’s for you? Rest easy: they were named one of the "Best Home Warranty Companies" by US News 360 Reviews and were awarded Best Company's 2020 Consumer's Choice Award. For a limited time, you can get your first month free when you sign up for a Single Payment home warranty plan.

Get a free quote


agencies/Adobe Burger king set has hamburger french fries and cola drink

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


vulcanus/Adobe drive in of fast food store Burger King

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

Pro tip: Whether you dine at Burger King or another restaurant, consider paying with a great rewards credit card that can help you earn cash back or other perks.


jetcityimage/Adobe Burger King fast food

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

Stop overpaying when you shop online

Shopping online has its perks. It's super convenient, but it can be time consuming to find the best deals. Instead of hunting for coupon codes (that don't always work!) and opening tons of browser tabs comparing prices, you can try Capital One Shopping.

Capital One Shopping makes saving money effortless. Just add the browser extension and when you check out, it'll scour the internet for coupon codes to help you save cash. And before you check out at 25+ major retailers, Capital One Shopping will notify you with a friendly pop-up if the item you're buying is available cheaper somewhere else.

Capital One Shopping is free to use and won't show you ads. Add it today and stop overpaying!1

Get Capital One Shopping now


beeboys/Adobe Burger King logo

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.


wolterke/Adobe Burger King restaurant at twilight and trademark logo

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


fiermanmuch/Adobe delicious double cheese beef burger

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

chrisdorney/Adobe Burger King

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.


mynewturtle/Adobe burger king app canada

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

agencies/Adobe Burger King paper crown

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.

Earn 2% cash rewards at grocery stores and Costco

The Wells Fargo Active Cash® Card(Rates and fees) is a powerful rewards card that allows you to earn unlimited 2% cash rewards on purchases — including on groceries, even at warehouse stores like Costco.

New cardholders can also earn a one-time cash rewards bonus — $200 cash rewards bonus after spending $500 in purchases in the first 3 months!

If you’re looking for a powerful rewards card that offers an extended intro APR period, look no further, the Wells Fargo Active Cash® Card checks that box too!

This card also offers an intro APR of 0% for 15 months from account opening on purchases and qualifying balance transfers (then 20.24%, 25.24%, or 29.99% variable). Which is great for someone who wants a break from high interest rates, while still earning rewards.

The best part? There's no annual fee.

Click here to apply for the Wells Fargo Active Cash® Card now.


Inbox Dollars Benefits

  • Get a $5 bonus when you register with your email
  • You could earn money by taking surveys or making online searches
  • Over $80 million paid to members so far - how much can you earn?

Author Details

Jenny Cohen Jenny Cohen is a freelance writer who has covered a bit of everything, from finance to sports to her favorite TV shows. Her work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and FoxSports.com.