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Hundreds of Burger Kings have closed, but company remains and is investing | Fact check

The claim: All Burger King locations are closing

An April 16 Facebook post (direct link, archive link) includes an image of a Burger King with a red "closed" sign on its window.

“Fast Food Giant Announces It’s CLOSING Its Doors for good!!” reads the post.

It was shared more than 100 times in two days. Other versions of the claim spread widely on Facebook.

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Our rating: False

The Burger King chain isn't closing. A company executive announced in 2023 that it would close up to 400 locations by the end of that year, but the company has also invested millions of dollars in revamping existing locations.

Burger King has closed restaurants, chain remains active

Nothing in Burger King's news releases or social media posts indicates the fast-food chain is closing all its locations, nor is there any such announcement from its parent company, Restaurant Brands International. No reputable media outlets have reported the company is going out of business.

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However, some individual Burger King locations have closed.

Restaurant Brands International CEO Joshua Kobza said in a May 2023 call that as many as 400 Burger King locations could be closed by the end of that year, TODAY reported.

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In September 2023, Burger King announced its $400 million “Reclaim the Flame” campaign to boost sales. By the end of that year, the company had invested $73 million in advertising and $61 million toward remodeling and relocating existing restaurants as part of the campaign, according to a February statement from Restaurant Brands International.

USA TODAY previously debunked a claim that Burger King was closing in April 2023.

Burger King did not provide an on-the-record comment on the claim. USA TODAY reached out to several users who shared the post for comment but did not immediately receive a response.

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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: False claim all Burger King locations are closing | Fact check