Thursday, April 27, 2017

Burger King former CNY locations

Burger King
Eastside location
Burger King may be in the same boat as far as writing about them but they too have several former locations in CNY I can recall.  They entered the area in 1975 when Carrols turned most of their locations into BK franchises and remain the leader from their modest sized headquarters on James Street.  A chain in northern Europe spun off of Carrols.  These ex-BKs in CNY were theirs:

Syracuse (downtown) - Galleries, opened in 1988; food court shuttered about two decades later, became offices and were absorbed by recent Library expansion
Syracuse (west side) - Burnet Park (now Rosamund Gifford) Zoo, now indie Jungle Café
deWitt (Erie Blvd E.) - NY 5, around where Econo Lodge is now
deWitt (Shoppingtown) - now vacant
Liverpool - Ct. Rt. 57, later Heartland Subs, now Rio Grandé
Baldwinsville - NY 31 & 370, also vacant
Syracuse (SU Hill) - not quite sure but I have a hunch
Syracuse (Thompson Road) - new store replaced old one
Fairmount - same as across town above


  1. Also a long vacant location in Brewerton. Liverpool Village closed because the store didn't turn enough business to justify updating the building.

    And of course they had a location in Camillus Mall, roughly where the road is on the west side of Bon Ton.

  2. As a side note, some of the oddest former Burger Kings I saw included on the Mass Pike - McDonalds got the contract for the service areas and operated very obviously former Burger Kings for a time; and in Springfield, another one became part of a Kia dealership. Up the road a McDonalds became a day care center and a Ponderosa a surgery center.