One Fewer Fast Food Joint - 400 Jobs Lost
Whataburger™ has announced the closing of 14 restaurants in North Central and Central Florida. The closures are planned for May 31, 2009. After that date, local residents will have to search elsewhere for the cure to late-night munchies.
Whataburger's corporate HQs says 400 people will lose their jobs. The chain, which started in Texas in 1950, has long been a regional favorite, recognizeable from highways by their eye-catching orange and white A-frame tin roofs.
Below are the Whataburger restaurants that are impacted by the recent closure announcement.
859 - 3351 West Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, Florida
860 - 7300 Newberry Rd., Gainesville, Florida
863 - 2400 Southwest 19th Ave., Ocala, Florida
908 - 3545 W. University Ave., Gainesville, Florida
869 - 925 N. Wickham Rd., Melbourne, Florida
873 - 7727 University Blvd., Winter Park, Florida
881 - 16783 E. Colonial Dr., Orlando, Florida
885 - 5710 U.S. Hwy. 98 North, Lakeland, Florida
889 - 8841 Commodity Circle, Orlando, Florida
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