Beef Burger, the legendary Greensboro Burger Joint, closes completely | Native



The long-standing hamburger joint Beef Burger on Gate City Boulevard in Greensboro has closed permanently, the family announced on Monday.



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Beef Burger on Gate City Boulevard (formerly known as Lee Street) in Greensboro, NC on Monday, May 17, 2021.



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Beef Burger on Gate City Boulevard in Greensboro, NC on Monday, May 17, 2021.



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Beef Burger on Gate City Boulevard in Greensboro, NC on Monday, May 17, 2021.



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Beef Burger on Gate City Boulevard in Greensboro, NC on Monday, May 17, 2021.



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Beef Burger on Gate City Boulevard in Greensboro, NC on Monday, May 17, 2021.



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Beef Burger on Gate City Boulevard in Greensboro, NC on Monday, May 17, 2021.



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Beef Burger on Gate City Boulevard in Greensboro, NC on Monday, May 17, 2021.



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A member of the family of owner Ralph Havis, who chose to remain anonymous because of the harsh social media comments from people angry about the closure, said Havis’ health concerns were the reason Beef Burger closed. Beef Burger on Gate City Boulevard in Greensboro, NC on Monday, May 17, 2021.



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Beef Burger on Gate City Boulevard in Greensboro, NC on Monday, May 17, 2021.

GREENSBORO – Beef Burger, the iconic burger joint, has finally closed its doors after serving the Greensboro community for more than six decades.

Beef Burger officially terminated its lease with the owner of the building on West Gate City Boulevard on Monday, according to a family member of owner Ralph Havis.

The closure comes less than a month after rumors spread on social media that Beef Burger will be closing and hundreds of people flock to the restaurant for one last beef burger meal. Staff struggled all day to fulfill orders for a number of customers that were next to the building.

A social media rumor that the Greensboro institution is shutting down dumped hundreds to the iconic burger joint on Monday. “That’s how it used to be for us,” said a former employee.

At this point, the staff assured customers that the online rumor was false – they did not close. But many customers wondered if there was any truth after hearing that Havis was hospitalized in poor health.

Havis ‘family member, who wanted to remain anonymous over harsh comments from people angry about the closure, said Havis’ health concerns were the reason Beef Burger closed.

“His health is going down dramatically,” she said. “He can run the business longer.”

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The whole family is “deeply saddened” by the closure, but with no other family members able to run the restaurant they know it is the right choice.

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