Visitors hankering for a juicy burger and fries will now have to look further than North Pitt Street: Old Town’s BurgerFi has closed its doors.
The year-old burger joint abruptly shut down over the past week, leaving only a sheet of paper on the door with a note reading in part: “We are sorry to inform you that BurgerFi will no longer be open for business. We would like to thank all our loyal customers for the continued support.” Employees were also advised that their final paychecks would be in the mail this week.
A glimpse into the now-shuttered space shows a bare-bones dining area, with the seating and large-screen menu monitors removed.
In response to calls to BurgerFi representatives, the following statement was issued: “After a year in the Alexandria community, we have made the difficult decision to close the Alexandria BurgerFi location, which was independently owned and operated by a local franchisee. This is strictly a business decision and the closure is a part of BurgerFi’s overall strategy to be able to provide our better burgers across the nation and continue to give guests the best experience possible. As we continue to expand, we are hopeful that in the near future we can reopen a BurgerFi within the Alexandria market and guests can still enjoy dining at our three D.C.-area locations in Silver Spring, Md.; and Leesburg and Woodbridge, Va.”