The Burger King at 16th and Mission is dead; Long live the Burger King at 16th and Mission. The fast-food restaurant earned a 1.5 star rating on Yelp and was most recently in the news for a pepper spray incident that injured eight in August. Now the space at 2978 16th Street is boarded up and permanently closed according to a Burger King representative from another San Francisco location.
The 16th and Mission Burger King appears to be no more. pic.twitter.com/HWo4MsgkCS— Capp Street Crap (@cappstreetcrap) January 9, 2018
The franchise’s closure is just the most recent fast-food restaurant casualty in San Francisco. In recent months, a Civic Center Carl’s Jr. kicked the bucket, and meanwhile, the city is in the process of buying a particularly problematic McDonald’s location in the Upper Haight and converting the lot to affordable housing.
Another McDonald’s nearby the closed Burger King, located on Mission Street between 16th and 17th Streets, was recently reborn as a gluten-free, paleo-friendly restaurant called Kitava — a possible hint at what’s to come for the former Burger King.