The Houston Press confirms that the original Westheimer location of The Burger Guys has closed for good. They'd originally posted a sign claiming that they would be reopening in a few days, but owner Jake Mazzu gave this statement to the Press today:
Sorry to say, we have served our last burger at The Burger Guys! Due to low turn out, and a rise in number of restaurants, Houston has no room for us anymore! Thank you for the love you showed my team!!! Forever grateful for the three plus years we ran. We always tried hard, and went to work each day ... Chasing a dream comes with a cost, and that has taken it's toll. God bless the news we earned both great and bad- it was well deserved. Wouldn't trade it for the world! Merry Christmas and happy new year to y'all and remember the small guy out there, we are few and falling daily!!!!
Their recent downtown closure might have been an indicator of bad things to come. Back in September Mazzu told CultureMap that they had "rolled the dice and lost." Admitting that an expensive burger and complicated menu was not appealing to the busy lunchtime crowd, since the downtown location was only open during the day.
· UPDATE: Is The Burger Guys Closing for Good? YES. [Houston Press]