Store’s decision another blow for Falkirk town centre

Burger King is moving out of Falkirk's High Street
Burger King is moving out of Falkirk's High Street

A fast food favourite is leaving town, while a retail store is on the move in the latest changes to hit Falkirk town centre.

Bosses at Burger King have 
announced they are quitting the district after 25 years.

They blamed the decision on the lease of the High Street property, close to the historic Steeple, coming to an end.

A spokesperson said all jobs had been saved.

They said: “The Caspian Group, who are the franchisee, has announced the closure of their Burger King restaurant in Falkirk after 25 years trading due to the end of the lease on the property.

“Due to the length of time this restaurant has served the community and provided jobs for the local workforce it will be very much missed by its regular customers and staff, many having worked at the restaurant for several years, some since it opened in 1989.

“Caspian are however, pleased to announce that this restaurant will be closing with no loss of staff as places will be found for all their employees at one of their other local 

Caspian currently has 28 Burger King restaurants in Scotland and a further 52 in England.

Meanwhile, after months of specultation, it has finally been confirmed that cut-price retailers TK Maxx will leave Callendar Square and move to the former Comet unit at the Centra Retail Park.

Planning permission has already been sought for 
advertising to be erected.

It is understood there had been fears the popular store, which offers leading brands at cut-down prizes, could have pulled out of the town altogether.

Instead it is relocating to the premises which have been lying empty since December 2012 when the electrical retailer closed down across the country.

TK Maxx and Callendar Square failed to respond to enquries by the time The Falkirk Herald had gone to press.