Burger King to close Taunton restaurant

The Burger King restaurant on High Street, Taunton.

The Burger King restaurant on High Street, Taunton.

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FAST food chain Burger King is shutting its Taunton restaurant this weekend.

The store, on High Street, will close its doors for the final time on Saturday (May 31).

In a statement, the firm said: "In the course of normal business, Burger King Worldwide continuously reviews its restaurant portfolio and makes strategic decisions based on many factors, including market conditions, restaurant profitability, lease length and overall brand presence.

"We do not comment regarding specific development opportunities."

The County Gazette asked what is happening to existing staff at the restaurant, but a spokesman said they were unable to comment further.

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1:39pm Fri 30 May 14

TauntonFirst says...

It won't be missed by me. Sad to see another shop closing in Taunton, but it was always a grotty and over-priced place in my opinion.
It won't be missed by me. Sad to see another shop closing in Taunton, but it was always a grotty and over-priced place in my opinion. TauntonFirst
  • Score: 12

6:46pm Fri 30 May 14

TauntonBloke29 says...

Not good that staff lose jobs. I hope they find employment elsewhere.
Not good that staff lose jobs. I hope they find employment elsewhere. TauntonBloke29
  • Score: 7

4:21pm Sat 31 May 14

TauntonSucks says...

Restaurant?
Restaurant? TauntonSucks
  • Score: 10

3:28pm Sun 1 Jun 14

heather147 says...

I have never eaten in there or bought a take away from there. However, it is said that some of these take-aways use halal meat so maybe that is one of the problems. Why should we have to eat halal meat? I think it may be KFC rather than Burger King but even so, how do we know what we are eating from there is halal or not?
I have never eaten in there or bought a take away from there. However, it is said that some of these take-aways use halal meat so maybe that is one of the problems. Why should we have to eat halal meat? I think it may be KFC rather than Burger King but even so, how do we know what we are eating from there is halal or not? heather147
  • Score: -23

8:06am Tue 3 Jun 14

markyboy123 says...

Never mind Burger King, why has the woman with the pink jumper on got no head?
Never mind Burger King, why has the woman with the pink jumper on got no head? markyboy123
  • Score: 10

12:42pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Caresabouttaunton says...

Thats what junk food does for your brain!
Thats what junk food does for your brain! Caresabouttaunton
  • Score: 4

6:36pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Dr Dave says...

I don't think she wanted to be identified leaving the god-awful place Burger King is!
I don't think she wanted to be identified leaving the god-awful place Burger King is! Dr Dave
  • Score: 2

3:43pm Wed 4 Jun 14

Freespeech?. says...

Now I have to find somewhere else to take my family for our Sunday lunch.
Such a shame as we've been treating ourselves there for years.
Now I have to find somewhere else to take my family for our Sunday lunch. Such a shame as we've been treating ourselves there for years. Freespeech?.
  • Score: -2

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