Hamburger Mary's in Ybor City closes its doors for good

Posted at 5:40 PM, Nov 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-07 07:14:01-05

TAMPA, Fla. — Hamburger Mary's is closing its doors. This time — for good, the restaurant said on Tuesday. 

"It is with great regret that Kurt King and Brian DeChane must announce that tonight will be the last day/night that Hamburger Mary’s Bar and Grill and Hamburger Mary’s Pub House in Ybor City will be open," the restaurant posted on Facebook.

Roughly two weeks ago, a Hamburger Mary's worker tested positive for Hepatitis A. The health department urged anyone who ate at the restaurant between October 4 and October 20 to get vaccinated, out of caution. Additionally, just last week, a special Dirty Dining investigation discovered that the restaurant had to be shut down due to live roaches and rodents in the kitchen.


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In a post on Facebook, the company said in part, "The latest challenge over the last couple of weeks has proven to be too much to overcome."

Hamburger Mary's has been an iconic restaurant in Ybor City for the past 9 years.

"It was our pleasure to serve the entire community whether it was a safe place to come and enjoy a meal among friends or a place to hold your community fundraisers," the company said.

Hamburger Mary's will be open until 10 p.m. Tuesday before it closes permanently.