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Reopened Charleston-area Burger King 1 of 10 restaurants in US offering Ghost Whopper

Burger King Ghost Whopper

Burger King's limited-time Ghost Whopper will be offered at 10 U.S. locations starting Thursday, including a restaurant on Trolley Road in Summerville that closed earlier this year but has since reopened. Provided/Burger King

Burger King has not had a good year in the Charleston-area with so many of its restaurants shutting down for various financial reasons.

But the Miami-based, fast-food giant hopes to scare up reinvigorated sales with the introduction of a new Halloween-themed burger for a limited time at 10 locations across the U.S., including one in the Charleston area that closed earlier this year but has since reopened.

The fast-food firm's Ghost Whopper can be found starting Thursday at 1601 Old Trolley Road in Summerville, the only location in South Carolina.

The burger, priced at $4.59, is a quarter-pound of grilled beef topped with tomatoes, lettuce, mayonnaise, ketchup, pickles and white onions on a white cheddar cheese-flavored, white sesame seed bun.

A Burger King franchisee from Atlanta recently closed six money-losing restaurants throughout the Charleston market, including one in Summerville, two in West Ashley and three in North Charleston.

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Burger King on Trolley Road Summerville (copy)

Burger King at 1601 Trolley Road in Summerville is one of 10 restaurants in the U.S. selected to offer a Ghost Whopper for a limited time starting Thursday. File/Warren L. Wise/Staff

Earlier this year, five others, including the Trolley Road location, closed in a dispute over an unpaid loan through a different franchisee. It later reopened under new management along with another restaurant in Moncks Corner. Two others in Summerville remain closed while a third location in Mount Pleasant will become the site of a bank.

The other Burger King restaurants serving the Ghost Whopper include:

  • 19901 Van Dyke Road, Detroit
  • 3951 New Covington Pike, Memphis
  • 2423 South Carrollton Ave., New Orleans
  • 2400 Castor Ave., Philadelphia
  • 2834 N. 44th St., Phoenix
  • 822 Evans Road, Suite 107, San Antonio
  • 6135 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego
  • 35 Powell St., San Francisco
  • 5918 Ogeechee Road, Savannah

Reach Warren L. Wise at 843-937-5524. Follow him on Twitter @warrenlancewise.

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