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Fatburger in Midtown Forced to Close Yet Again

The Woodward Avenue location has struggled since opening in 2013.

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Chris and Michelle Gerard

The midtown Fatburger certainly hasn't had an easy run since opening at the end of 2013. The fast-food burger spot was forced to shutter temporarily in mid-May after a sign on the door revealed the franchise owner owed their landlord $17,000.

Now, an Eater tipster sends word that Fatburger is closed again, with a sign on the door indicating that the franchisee now owes a much larger sum of money. (A call to the restaurant, which is typically open 24 hours on Fridays and Saturdays, went unanswered.) The store will reportedly be taken over by a new local franchisee.

The people of Detroit have yet to embrace the California-based chain, which has 150 locations as far-flung as Pakistan. Local Yelp reviewers certainly don't seem too fond of it, with many complaining of prices that are much too high for a simple burger-and-fries meal. A previous Southfield location of Fatburger shuttered back in 2011.


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