Several Burger King outlets in Hong Kong have closed, leaving only two stores operating -- one on The Peak and the other at the airport, local media reported on Wednesday.
The closed branches are in Wan Chai, Tsim Sha Tsui, Yau Ma Tei, Wong Tai Sin and Tseung Kwan O. The Labour Department has received enquiries from affected workers.
The owner and operator of the closed outlets, Perfect Combo, has recently been taken to court for back rent amounting to about 8 million HK dollars (1.03 million U.S. dollars).
The U.S.-based global fast food chain first arrived in Hong Kong during the 1980s. But it closed all its outlets in the 1990s until the return of a shop at the Hong Kong International Airport in 2003.