Popular Fast Food chain closes two Kansas City locations overnight
The abrupt closure of The Big Biscuit restaurants in Independence and Blue Springs has left over 60 employees without jobs, casting a shadow of uncertainty over their lives. The unexpected shutdowns, which occurred without any prior warning, have sent shockwaves through the community, leaving affected workers grappling with financial concerns and uncertainty about their future.
On Monday afternoon, a group of over a dozen former employees gathered at the Blue Springs location to offer mutual support and seek solace in shared commiseration. The sudden loss of employment has left them feeling angry, confused, and apprehensive, particularly as the holiday season approaches. They expressed frustration over the lack of communication from corporate, who failed to provide any notice, compensation, or severance pay. Understandably, the ex-staff members are not happy.
The Blue Springs and Independence establishments had been serving the community for two decades, becoming beloved local institutions. Their closure leaves a void in the culinary landscape and raises questions about the future of other Big Biscuit restaurants in the Kansas City, MO area.
Over the years, Big Biscuit built its empire on savory biscuit sandwiches filled with eggs, bacon, and sausage as well as pancakes and waffles. At this point in time it is not known what will replace the two establishments.