Story last updated at 1:47 p.m. Thursday, December 5, 2002

Where's the beef?
Homer's choices for fast food franchises dwindled by a fourth this week as Burger King, which shared space in the Petro Express building on the Sterling Highway, abdicated its throne.

The restaurant, which opened in 1998, was one of 22 Burger Kings in the state owned by Anchorage-based Restaurants Northwest, which was chosen by Gov. Knowles in October as Large Employer of the Year. Since then, the group has begun closing Burger Kings in rural areas around Alaska. Homer's served its last meal over the weekend and crews had finished the cleanup and removal process by Tuesday afternoon, when this photo was taken.

With Burger King's departure, McDonalds, A & W and Subway are the only remaining national fast food franchises in Homer.


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