Excelsior Springs, MO – In a surprising turn of events, the Burger King restaurant located in Excelsior Springs abruptly shut its doors on Thursday, June 8th, 2023. The closure was attributed to the failure to reach a lease contract agreement, according to sources from within the franchise.
Employees were given short notice about the closure, leaving them visibly upset as they worked diligently to clean out the facility. Despite the disappointment, management made efforts to support the affected staff by offering employment opportunities at other nearby Burger King restaurants.
Social media platforms were flooded with messages from the restaurant’s employees, expressing their sadness and apologizing to the loyal patrons. One employee posted, “Just to let everyone know Burger King in Excelsior Springs has come to an end! We are really sorry, guys. Today was our last day, and we will be here the next two days to clean out, so if any of our regulars want to come and say bye and wish us luck, we would more than appreciate it 😭😭😭❤️❤️❤️.” Another employee shared, “Good evening, guys! I just wanted to apologize for any inconvenience, but we just got informed that your local Burger King is closing for good. The best next locations would be Liberty (Marketplace) or in Kearny. We are very sorry. Today is our last day, and we already closed! But if anyone would be wanting to come by and say your goodbyes to your favorite Burger King workers, we would absolutely love to see you guys! Again, we are so sorry!”
The closure of the Excelsior Springs Burger King marks the end of an era for the fast-food establishment, which had been serving the local community for nearly two decades. Its sudden departure leaves residents without a nearby Burger King, which prompted some citizens to express their disappointment and nostalgia for the beloved eatery.
The reasons behind the failed lease negotiations remain undisclosed. However, it is clear that both the employees and the community are saddened by the closure of this familiar establishment.