A Burger King restaurant is coming to the site of a former Kum & Go gas station in northwest Springfield.
Adam Kucharczyk, a spokesman for Burger King, confirmed the company’s plans to open an eatery at 425 N. West Bypass, adjacent to the Chestnut Expressway intersection. He said the restaurant “is scheduled to be opened later this year.” Rachel Brown, a spokeswoman for Burger King, said Maryland Heights-based Broadway Restaurant Group is the franchisee.
Springfield Business Journal on Feb. 16 observed the former Kum & Go store in a partial state of demolition. The West Des Moines, Iowa-based convenience store operator relocated across the intersection in 2017 after building a 6,200-square-foot store at the site of the former Cliff’s Auto Sales, according to SBJ archives.
Burger King currently operates five stores in Springfield, according to its website.
At the West Bypass and Chestnut Expressway intersection, Burger King will join several other restaurants, including McDonald’s, Taco Bell, Sonic Drive-In, Hardee’s and Waffle House.
The property being prepared for the Burger King restaurant is owned by BRG NLD Springfield LLC and has a appraised value of $602,500, according to Greene County assessor records. Greene County recorder data show BRG NLD Springfield purchased the less than 1-acre site in August 2019 from Arkansas Valley Petroleum LLC. A deed of trust between BRG NLD Springfield and American National Bank of Texas lists a note amount of $1.5 million related to the purchase.
BRG NLD Springfield’s registration paperwork filed with the Missouri secretary of state points to an address in Fort Worth, Texas. Benito Hidalgo created the LLC in July 2019. Hidalgo’s Net Lease Development works with restaurant groups on construction and site selection, among other services, according to its website.
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