McDonald’s location to shut down in days as fans complain area has been on ‘life support’ after additional closures
An MCDONALD’S location is slated to close in East Birmingham, Alabama, further limiting already sparse options in the area.
Heartbroken fast food customers have complained about the closure, saying the neighborhood is now “on life support”.
A manager at Woodlawn McDonald’s at 5904 First Ave N reportedly confirmed the store would be closed by March 31, according to the Birmingham Business Journal.
Locals were devastated after the news broke that an angry fan said on Facebook that the street “is being kept alive since they took Taco Bell and put Little Caesar’s.”
“I hate hearing that!” said another angry fan.
“I go there almost every morning on my way to work.”
Many angry consumers claimed that the store’s staff was a problem, but this was not confirmed by the management.
The closure has yet to be confirmed by McDonald’s corporate headquarters.
As of Tuesday, orders could still be placed via the website.
The local outlet also reported that a local grocery store in the area has closed, making Piggly Wiggly the last reliable grocer.
The US Sun has asked McDonald’s for confirmation that the location will be closed.
It comes as the iconic fast-food brand has closed nine stores in one region to make way for competitors.
The changes came as the New York State Thruway committed to rehabilitating 27 rest stops.
As part of the initiative, both the Ramapo and Warners service areas have been closed for construction.
During this time, the facilities have been revamped with updated restaurant concepts, outdoor seating, seasonal food trucks, playgrounds, and pet walking areas.
Another impact of the $450 million construction project was the decision to close the nine McDonald’s restaurants in the Thruway service areas.
The closures went into effect on January 1, and travelers were temporarily able to access hot options like Applegreen C-Store, Sbarro, Subway, and Burger King.
By 2023, the rest stops will serve upscale fast-food restaurants Shake Shack, Chick-fil-A, and Panda Express.
Buyers are already looking forward to the trendy luxury fast food substitute.
McDonald’s major rival, Shake Shack, officially opened in the converted rest stops in late September, but many other rest stops also offered greater dining options.
While it’s unclear why these closures are happening, McDonald’s has faced some financial problems in recent years.
A major McDonald’s franchisee, Rice Enterprises, which operates eight locations in Pittsburgh, filed for bankruptcy this month.
The filing came despite the group holding $10 million and $50 million in assets.
Customers have also railed against the iconic fast-food restaurant after its prices hit all-time highs.
Some states are now charging over $8 for the iconic Big Mac sandwich.
This is a huge hike considering the average entree in 2020 was just $4.95.
Fans across the country have taken to social media to express their outrage at the newer awards.
One Twitter user commented, “The price of the Big Mac Gon is too high..”
While another said: “Boycott of Mcdonald’s Big Mac price increases.”
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