Franchise owner to close 26 Burger King locations across Michigan

The franchise owner of more than two dozen Burger King locations in metro Detroit has announced the permanent closure of all operations in Michigan. The move will result in the shutdown of 26 restaurants across the state.

According to reports, the decision was made due to financial difficulties faced by the franchise owner. The closures are expected to affect hundreds of employees who will now be left without jobs.

The list of affected restaurants includes outlets located in Ann Arbor, Dearborn Heights, Livonia, Southfield and Warren amongst other cities. Customers who frequent these locations will have to find alternative options for their fast food needs.

Burger King's corporate office has not yet commented on this development. However, a statement from the franchisee stated that they were grateful for their customers' loyalty over the years and apologized for any inconvenience caused by their decision.

This news comes as a blow to both lovers of fast food and those employed at these establishments as it highlights how businesses continue to struggle amidst uncertain times brought about by COVID-19 pandemic effects on economies worldwide.

It remains unclear whether any new franchises or business ventures would take up space vacated by Burger Kings' departure from Michigan's economy; only time can tell what's next for these communities impacted heavily today through this announcement.