Burger King Franchisee Closes 23 Locations In Michigan, Laying Off Hundreds

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Burger King franchisee EYM King of Michigan, announced the closure of 26 locations in Mihcigan, citing a failure to come to terms with the fast-food chain on a new deal.

EYM King of Michigan sent a letter to the Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity Workforce Development in Lansing, saying 430 people are impacted and that the company would permanently cease operations in Michigan due to unforeseen business circumstances.

The company said in the letter that it began closing restaurants on March 17 and expects to have all 26 locations closed by April 15.  The closures will affect stores in Detroit, Dearborn Heights, Ecorse, Ferndale, Flint, Highland Park, Livonia, Royal Oak, Southfield, Walled Lake, Warren and Whitmore Lake.

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