A BURGER King store has turned off its TVs after the Oxford Mail asked why they were still switched on – seven months after the shop closed.

In August, this paper revealed the fast food giant could no longer afford the rent at its Cornmarket Street branch, and would not be reopening.

The store had closed in March, when the coronavirus lockdown was announced.

However, earlier this month, it was spotted that three TVs advertising the food menus were still switched on, displaying all the takeaway favourites, from a Whopper to a Steakhouse Angus.

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When questioned on the subject, a spokesperson for Burger King said: “Burger King UK reviews the use of menu boards at each restaurant, based on the requirements of the specific location’s opening hours.

“They are programmed to go onto standby when restaurants are closed and we can confirm the menu boards at the former Cornmarket Street location have been switched off.”

When asked, the spokesperson was unable to provide an update on reopening plans for the city centre store, a fixture of Cornmarket Street for decades, but would be in touch when an update was available.

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Back in August, a property agent acting for Burger King said it had been forced out by the high rent being charged by its landlord, the University of Oxford’s Jesus College.

The closure left Oxford with just the one Burger King store, situated at the Cowley Retail Park.

The next nearest is then at Welcome Break’s Oxford services on the M40.