One of Turlock’s three Burger King locations has shut their doors. It’s just one of hundreds of franchises to close across the nation since the start of 2023.
This week, the Burger King at 1610 W. Main St. permanently closed without notice to customers. The doors and windows to the building have since been boarded up.
Burger King is a brand of Canadian-American multinational holding company Restaurant Brands International (RBI). In May, RBI CEO Joshua Kobza said in the company’s Q1 earnings call that they planned on closing 300 to 400 locations nationwide in 2023.
He downplayed the closures, saying the company closes "a couple hundred" Burger King restaurants each year.
At the time of his comments last year, over 100 Burger King locations had already closed in the United States.
"We closed older and lower performing restaurants to support a more modern system increasingly run by better operators," Kobuza said.
According to Restaurant Brands International’s Q3 earnings released in early November, despite the closures, Burger King's sales in the United States rose by 10.3%.
The building, which was built in 1980, is currently listed for sublease by Alpha Real Estate Advisors. It is 2,700 square-feet in gross leasable area.
The locations at 2590 Geer Rd. and 6001 N. Golden State Blvd. are not expected to be in any danger of closing in the foreseeable future.