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400 people will lose their jobs as 26 Burger King restaurants in Michigan close: view the closures list

More than two dozen Burger King stores in metro Detroit are owned by a Texas-based franchisee who is permanently ending operations in Michigan, with the majority of the restaurants closing in Detroit.

More than 400 jobs are being lost as a result of the change, including general managers, shift managers, and team members.

The franchisee of the eateries, EYM King of Michigan, based in Irving, Texas, notified the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity of the layoffs on March 22.

According to a WARN warning issued to Michigan’s labour department, the closings are the result of “unforeseen business circumstances” and failure to negotiate an agreement with Burger King Corp.

In addition to Dearborn Heights, Detroit, Ecorse, Ferndale, Flint, Highland Park, Livonia, Royal Oak, Southfield, Walled Lake, Warren, and Whitmore Lake, Burger King restaurants are closing around the country.

Calls to the Burger King corporate office in Miami, Florida, as well as messages left at EYM of Michigan in Irving, Texas, went unanswered. As of Monday afternoon, the Michigan website eymking.com appeared to be down.

According to the letter, the following locations are shutting, along with the number of employees at each location:

20401 W. Warren, Dearborn Heights (16)
Detroit: 9871 Livernois Avenue; 2155 Gratiot Avenue (13)
(2014) Detroit: 18021 Kelly Rd.; Detroit: 8201 Woodward Ave (20)
Grand River Avenue, 20200, in Detroit (22)
13600 West McNichols Road in Detroit (22)
15500 West Seven Mile, Detroit (21)
20240 Plymouth Road in Detroit (25)
Detroit: 12661 Mack Avenue (11)
Gratiot Avenue, 9239, in Detroit (9)
E. Warren, 17440, in Detroit (30)
Detroit: 16245 Livernois Avenue (14)
3863 W. Jefferson Avenue is the address (11)
10336 West 8 Mile Road, Ferndale (26)
Flint: 3801 Clio Rd.; Flint: 3625 South Dort Hwy (18)
Woodward Ave. at 13324, in Highland Park (13)
10 Livonia: 34835 Plymouth Ave. (19) Royal Oak: 31456 Woodward Ave. Livonia: 28203 Plymouth Rd (17)
(7) Walled Lake: 1113 E. West Maple Rd. (8) Warren: 2411 E. 8 Mile Rd. (13) Whitmore Lake: 9774 E. M-36. Southfield: 23660 Telegraph Rd. (19) Southfield: 30711 Southfield Rd (13)

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