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story.lead_photo.caption The Burger King at 1923 Christy Drive remains closed Wednesday due to tornado damages. A new location will be opening in December along Missouri Boulevard and West Dunklin Street. Photo by Greta Cross / News Tribune.

Come December, Jefferson City residents will have two places to go if they're craving a Whopper.

A second Burger King location will open in Jefferson City near West Dunklin Street and Missouri Boulevard.

The new location will be owned by the same franchisee as the existing Christy Drive location — St. Louis-based Broadway Restaurant Group, which will open seven new locations in the next few months in locations including Hazelwood, Union and St. Louis.

The new Jefferson City location will be one of the first in the country to test the brand's latest store design and finishes, according to a news release. The new location will create 30-40 local jobs.

Locations owned by Broadway Restaurant Group were also selected by the Burger King company to test market the new Impossible Whopper, a plant-based, meatless alternative, which launched nationwide today.

The Burger King location at 1923 Christy Drive will reopen Sept. 3 after being closed for more than three months, according to the news release. The restaurant has been closed since it took heavy damage during the May 22 tornado, including flooding, roof damage, broken windows and destroyed menu boards.

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