Burger chain closes NJ location 6 months after opening
BurgerFi closed one of its New Jersey locations, just six months after opening.
The Florida-based burger chain closed its Cherry Hill spot in early March.
The restaurant opened last September at 1584 Kings Hwy. N. in the Ellisburg Mall, joining stores like Whole Foods Market, Honeygrow and Qdoba.
“Unfortunately the construction delays were about eight months and the landlord wanted the eight months rent even though we weren’t open,” franchise owner Matthew Daniel told the Courier Post. “The rent was ($15,000) a month. They also owed us $60,000 in tenant compensation, but they also kept it because of the delays.
“Being such a new business, there was no way to repay that, so we had to close, unfortunately. We had great customers and we loved the area.
BurgerFi’s Cherry Hill location was the first to open in New Jersey since the company closed locations in Secaucus and New Brunswick.
The expanding burger concept also opened a slot at Newark Liberty International Airport in January – now its sole operating site in the state.
BurgerFi offers burgers, chicken sandwiches, tenders, hot dogs, fries, onion rings, ice cream and milkshakes.
The company operates approximately 120 locations nationwide.
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