Hamburger Mary’s has been a go-to in Ybor City for years. On November 6, the owners announced that the Ybor City location would be closed permanently. The restaurant recently made headlines after an employee working in the kitchen tested positive for hepatitis A.
The restaurant has locations across the country, including a restaurant in neighboring St. Petersburg.
“We, along with our Management Team and dedicated staff, have done our best to keep Mary’s doors open for nine years,” wrote owners Kurt King and Brian DeChane in a Facebook post published on the restaurant’s page. “But the latest challenge over the last couple of weeks has proven to be too much to overcome.”
Restaurant offered a flamboyant dining experience
Hamburger Mary’s was known for its fabulous drag bingo nights, lively brunch specials, karaoke nights and high energy drag shows and great views of Ybor City.
Hundreds of regulars and past diners showed their support for the restaurant in comments.
The future of the 1600 E 7th Avenue location is still TBD.
You can read the full statement here: