Santee Burger King

Burger King in Santee, S.C.

The owner of the Burger King in Santee wants to close it and six other money-losing restaurants.

The restaurant located at 293 Britain Street could close as early as Friday as part of a bankruptcy filing by Atlanta-based franchisee Capital Restaurant Group, according to the Charleston Post and Courier.

The franchisee also wants to close six restaurants in the Charleston area.

Capital Restaurant Group cannot close the restaurants under its contract with Miami-based BK Corp., the headquarters of Burger King, the newspaper reports.

A court hearing is scheduled for Friday on the matter, according to the news article.

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The franchisee owns 24 restaurants, including those in the Orangeburg area, under agreements with the fast-food chain. One of the Orangeburg restaurants is temporarily closed due to fire.

There are no plans to close the Orangeburg and Bamberg restaurants, according to the news article.

An individual who answered the phone at the Santee restaurant said they were not aware of plans to close and hung up the phone.

A message was left for Burger King's media relations office Thursday but was not returned. An attempt to reach Capital Restaurant Group was also unsuccessful.

Capital Restaurant Group began operating as a Burger King franchisee in 2010.

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