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Posted on Mon, Feb 18, 2013 : 1:09 p.m.

Ypsilanti Township Burger King closes doors

By Katrease Stafford


The Burger King located at 2387 Ellsworth Rd. in Ypsilanti Township has closed.

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A Burger King restaurant located in Ypsilanti Township on Ellsworth Road closed last week and company signs have been taken off the building.

The restaurant was located at 2387 Ellsworth Road adjacent to a Taco Bell near the Roundtree Place shopping complex, which is owned by Centro Properties.

According to township records, the restaurant was franchised by Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc., which is Burger King Corp.'s largest franchisee in the United States.

Carrols operates more than 500 Burger King restaurants across the country.

Calls and emails to Burger King headquarters were not returned and Carrols could not be reached for comment.

The assessed value of the property is $397,800.00, making its market value $795,600.

With this closure, Burger King has one other location in Ypsilanti at 823 E. Michigan Ave.

In 2012, the company added 485 new restaurants to its portfolio. The company has more than 12,000 restaurants in 81 countries.

Katrease Stafford covers Ypsilanti for her at or 734-623-2548 and follow her on twitter.


Ann English

Thu, Feb 21, 2013 : 11:14 p.m.

2387 Ellsworth isn't far from 2515 Ellsworth. I never did notice that Burger KIng as I drove to Walmart. But if Sinbad closes, I will notice if the sign is taken down.


Thu, Feb 21, 2013 : 1:22 p.m.

Alas. . .so many restaurants and only ONE Robert Irvine.


Tue, Feb 19, 2013 : 4:33 a.m.

Didn't this close several weeks ago and not last week?


Tue, Feb 19, 2013 : 8:06 p.m.

The article follows guidelines perfectly. Don't have the correct facts? Make it up.


Tue, Feb 19, 2013 : 4:42 p.m.

No one seems to know exactly when it closed, and the owner didn't respond to the reporter's question(s).


Tue, Feb 19, 2013 : 1:55 a.m.

OK, for all you BK haters...of all the krappy fast food burger places, BK is the best. The burgers have that sort of smokey flavor. That said, it is sort of like saying Milan is a better prison than Marquette.

Jennifer Steele

Tue, Feb 19, 2013 : 12:32 a.m.

It's been closed for almost a month now actually I live across the way

Basic Bob

Tue, Feb 19, 2013 : 12:40 a.m.

We didn't notice, and we used to go there a lot. After the first of the year, we cut way back on our fast food. I'll start frequenting the Taco Bell in hopes it doesn't close, too.

Denise Anderson

Mon, Feb 18, 2013 : 11:53 p.m.

The BK on Washtenaw near Golfside is still open, isn't it?


Tue, Feb 19, 2013 : 3:52 p.m.

Jack and Bob, pretty funny.

Basic Bob

Tue, Feb 19, 2013 : 1:11 p.m.

Pittsfield is code for "So glad my kids go to school in Ann Arbor".

Jack Gladney

Tue, Feb 19, 2013 : 5:06 a.m.

"Pittsfield" and "Superior" Twp are code for, "Seriously, dude... I don't live in Ypsi."


Tue, Feb 19, 2013 : 2:59 a.m.

zanzerbar, Pittsfield Township exists, however the city name on a mailing address identifies the post office that handles the addressee's mail; it does not refer to the physical location of the mail piece's destination. Most of Pittsfield Township's mail is handled by an Ann Arbor post office, so the mailing address for the majority of Pittsfield Township is "Ann Arbor."


Tue, Feb 19, 2013 : 2:33 a.m.

Pittsfield Twp does not exist,try sending something in the mail addressed to Pittsfield twp.


Tue, Feb 19, 2013 : 12:12 a.m.

This BK is in Ypsi Township not Ypsi but what's the difference.


Tue, Feb 19, 2013 : 12:06 a.m.

Yes. (It's in Pittsfield Township.)

Honest Abe

Mon, Feb 18, 2013 : 11:35 p.m.

Good Riddance! That particular BK was a DUMP!!


Mon, Feb 18, 2013 : 8:58 p.m.

Why go to BK when you have the Full House and Roy's within a half mile of that location?

ypsi 1

Tue, Feb 19, 2013 : 12:48 a.m.

Wrong BK!! this is Ellsworth, no E. Michigan


Tue, Feb 19, 2013 : 12:12 a.m.

Many reasons: 1) You have no clue what those restaurants are 2) You want a drive through 3) You want very fast service 4) You like their food better 5) You find their prices more affordable. Why go to Burger King when McDonald's is half mile away or there's another Burger King half mile away?


Mon, Feb 18, 2013 : 6:58 p.m.

Very bad service there. Started going to the one over by Briarwood which has also gone downhill. Better Food + Good Service = More Customers.

Anthony Clark

Tue, Feb 19, 2013 : 4:04 a.m.

Burger King, in general, has suffered from poor service for a long time. The whole chain needs a refresh.


Mon, Feb 18, 2013 : 7:59 p.m.

"Better Food" That leaves out Burger King.


Mon, Feb 18, 2013 : 6:51 p.m.

My wife and I went to the Red Wings a week ago Saturday and drove by on way there but didn't notice until we came back that is was closed. You see something that's been around so long you just take it for granted. Wondering why it closed, it seemed like it was still doing good business.


Mon, Feb 18, 2013 : 6:49 p.m.

Not surprised -- that place was so depressing to be in. There was never more than one customer in the store at a time, the muzak over the speakers was awful, and I don't think it had been renovated since the Reagan era.


Mon, Feb 18, 2013 : 6:39 p.m.