Six Burger King outlets in Dayton, Ohio, have closed. Closed shops include:
7151 Hoke Road in Clayton4465 Clyo Road in Sugarcreek Twp.1401 N. Keowee Street in Dayton1420 Cincinnati Street in Dayton60 S. Broad Street in Fairborn352 E. National Road in Vandalia
The announcement comes only weeks after another Burger King unexpectedly closed in Washington Twp.
On the doors of shuttered BK restaurants, placards advertise local alternatives. Fairborn and Clayton recommend patrons visit the shuttered Vandalia site.
So why the sudden closures? All shuttered stores are owned by TOMS King (Ohio), one of Burger King's major franchisees.
TOMS King runs 90 Burger King outlets in Ohio, North Carolina, Illinois, and Virginia.
TOMS King operated over 100 Burger King outlets in 2018, however there are symptoms of relapse.
The Burger King brand is showing indications of a resurgence after falling behind Wendy's and Chick-fil-A in sales.
Burger King's U.S. same-store sales grew 4% year-over-year in Q3 2022 and 10% globally.
The Home of the Whopper is investing in new restaurant technology and cooking equipment as part of its $400 million Reclaim the Flame campaign to reinvigorate its brand.