26 Burger King closures in Metro Detroit to cause hundreds of layoffs

Over 400 employees to be laid off by April

A "Home of the Whopper" sign welcomes customers outside the Burger King fast food restaurant, Monday, Feb. 1, 2021, in Epping, N.H. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) (Charles Krupa, Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

Dozens of Burger King locations are quickly closing across Metro Detroit, triggering hundreds of layoffs in the area.

EYM King of Michigan will close 26 of its Burger King locations in Metro Detroit by April 15. Closures have been underway for weeks after starting on March 17.

A total of 424 employees will be laid off due to the closures, the company said.

In a letter to the state’s Labor and Economic Opportunity department, EYM King of Michigan said it failed to reach an operating agreements with Burger King Corporation. Specific details were not listed.

EYM King of Michigan is ceasing all of its Burger King operations in Michigan due to the “unforeseen business circumstance.”

The following Metro Detroit Burger King locations will be closed by mid-April:

  • Dearborn Heights: 20401 West Warren Avenue
  • Detroit: 20200 Grand River Avenue
  • Detroit: 2155 Gratiot Avenue
  • Detroit: 9239 Gratiot Avenue
  • Detroit: 18021 Kelly Road
  • Detroit: 9871 Livernois
  • Detroit: 16245 Livernois
  • Detroit: 20240 Plymouth Road
  • Detroit: 12661 Mack Avenue
  • Detroit: 13600 West McNichols Road
  • Detroit: 17440 East Warren Avenue
  • Detroit: 8201 Woodward Avenue
  • Detroit: 15500 West 7 Mile Road
  • Ecorse: 3863 West Jefferson Avenue
  • Ferndale: 10336 West 8 Mile Road
  • Flint: 3801 Clio Road
  • Flint: 3625 South Dort Highway
  • Highland Park: 13324 Woodward Avenue
  • Livonia: 28203 Plymouth Road
  • Livonia: 34835 Plymouth Avenue
  • Royal Oak: 31456 Woodward Avenue
  • Southfield: 30711 Southfield Road
  • Southfield: 23660 Telegraph Road
  • Walled Lake: 1113 East West Maple Road
  • Warren: 2411 East 8 Mile Road
  • Whitmore Lake: 9774 East M-36

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