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Old 05-15-2019, 09:48 PM
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How Many Workers at one Burger King


My US hometown's paper reports the Burger King has closed for good. It said the twenty workers were being transferred to nearby BKs.

Really? Just twenty? Does that sound right?
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Old 05-15-2019, 09:54 PM
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actually for some bks that's about 8-10 too many .....


normally its 6-8 maybe 10 with about 4 that's full-time management

Did they say why it closed? last burger chain loc that went out here was the wendy that burned down and they decided it wasn't worth repairing and one about 8 years ago that closed because franchise owner lost all his stuff due to bankruptcy ....

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Old 05-15-2019, 11:23 PM
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Sounds reasonable to me. Chances are, some of the employees got other jobs in the meantime.
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Old 05-15-2019, 11:33 PM
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Well, figure that, during meal times, there's probably about 6 people working at any one time (one or two working the counter, one working the drivethru, three or four working the kitchen). During off-peak times, probably more like 3 or 4.

Taking into account shifts, and some (most?) of the non-management employees only being part-time, and 20 doesn't sound too off base to me. And, if it went out of business due to low sales, they may have been more leanly-staffed than usual for such a restaurant.

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A data point: One of the local McDonald’s franchisees has 8 locations, and the number of staff per location ranges from 25 to 60. I think the one with 60 is one of the busiest franchises locations in the state.

At least 20 years ago, the average McDonald’s did a lot more volume than the average BK. Dunno what the current numbers are.
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The Jack in the Box I used to run tended to average about 18-22 employees including management.
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Not to hijack the thread but has anyone noticed that the In and Out burger chain has at least an equal # or more workers at any one time in the store as Burger King or MacD yet all they have on the menu is a single burger, double burger, fries and a couple of drinks and at certain times the line is 10-30 cars long? Do they fry the burgers one at a time on a hot plate?
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I worked at a Wendy's in high school and our total employee count was like 60 or 70. But that was a busy off interstate location and obviously not one that was closing.
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Not all at once...shifts.
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Old 05-17-2019, 10:13 AM
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The average fast food establishment in the US has a little over 15 employees.
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Not to hijack the thread but has anyone noticed that the In and Out burger chain has at least an equal # or more workers at any one time in the store as Burger King or MacD yet all they have on the menu is a single burger, double burger, fries and a couple of drinks and at certain times the line is 10-30 cars long? Do they fry the burgers one at a time on a hot plate?
...and they turn those lines fast.

I&O also dos alot of stuff by hand on the spot that many places buy already sliced/diced/formed. So they need a bit more manpower to keep even a limited menu flowing.
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