Burger King closing surprises employees

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HENDERSON, Tenn — Thursday, Burger King officials released a statement in regard to its abrupt closing of a location in Henderson. Employees said they found out the restaurant was closed for good, after managers tried to open the doors, and found the locks had been changed overnight. About 20 employees were let go, they said with no warning. The building is now listed for sale. “It was just unbelievable cause you wake up one day thinking you have a job and you don’t,” said Whitney Thomas, former assistant manager. She said after working for Burger King for four years, she was hurt by the way employees were let go. “They didn’t give us any warning, not anything. So, now I’m thinking about how I’m going to support my child,” said Thomas. She said when she spoke to out-of-state officials closing down the building she was only told they were not making enough money. Mayor Bobby King said he was also surprised by the unexpected closing. “They said the building would be put into real estate shortly after that,” said Mayor King. Employees said they still have not received their W-2 forms, and were not given a time they should expect them. The Mayor said he believed the vacant location would not stay that way for long, and he hopes it will be occupied by another fast food chain soon.

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