Burger King has confirmed it will be closing some of its restaurants on Feb. 17 and adding new ones.
The restaurant chains said it will “close all of our restaurants on March 18” as it tries to bring its menu back to its former glory.
The restaurants will be replaced with new ones that have “more of a local focus,” Burger King said in a statement.
The new restaurants will not be as big as the old ones, but will be “as close to home as possible.”
“We are working hard to bring back our restaurant family,” Burger Kingdom said.
“We will be adding restaurants in the coming weeks and are excited to announce the openings of our new locations.”
For some, the news might be good news.
“Hopefully they’ll be able to get the same quality, as we’ve always had,” said Kevin Macdonald, the owner of a chain of restaurants in Toronto called Macdonald’s, which will be in the new Burger King location.
“Hopefully, it’s good for them, good for the locals, good at attracting customers,” he said.
BK also said it would begin to roll out its first-ever food truck program in the U.S. and Canada.
The program will allow customers to take orders at a new location, pick up a burger and drive away.
In the meantime, McDonald’s has opened a new store in Brooklyn, New York, to accommodate the new Opus 3.
The company said it has a “strong commitment” to the restaurants and their employees, and is “building a sustainable restaurant business.”
(Reporting by Matt Brown; Editing by Alistair Bell)