Burger King announced it will close all its KFC locations in South Carolinas beginning Monday.
The fast food chain, which has a total of over 50,000 locations across the country, said it is closing its Kfc locations in the Carolinas because of a “very, very challenging economic climate” in the state.
The decision follows the closure of its Kroc Burger & BBQ in North Carolina last year.
The KFC and McDonald’s restaurants have been a major force in the South Carolina economy, as they are one of the most profitable businesses in the country.
Burger King, which announced its plans to close the stores earlier this year, is the largest restaurant chain in the Southern state.