CHARLOTTE, NC – Less than two weeks after Charlotte said goodbye to her longtime favorite, Price’s Chicken Coop, another staple announced it was shutting down for good.
Social media was in turmoil on Monday with the news that family-owned Zack’s Hamburgers on South Boulevard was shutting down after 46 years.
According to CharlotteFive, Thursday will be the restaurant’s last day.
Second-generation owner George Demopolous and his wife Elaine told C5 that the pandemic has exposed some of the company’s weaknesses and “after so many years of working 14 to 15 hours a day, it has taken its toll on my body. You know when it’s time, ”Demopolous said.
Demopolous’ parents, James and Anna, opened Zack’s in 1975. George and Elaine took over the business approximately 15 years later.
The restaurant will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. until Thursday.
Zack’s joins a growing list of longtime Charlotte restaurants that have closed in the past year. Price’s Chicken Coop closed earlier this month after 59 years. Mr. K’s Soft Ice Cream closed in February and Bill Spoon’s Barbecue closed in September.
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