[Photo: Katsu Burger/Facebook]
Katsu Burger, the Japanese/American spot in Georgetown known for its nori fries, black sesame milkshakes, and massive Mt. Fuji burgers, has suddenly shuttered. The news broke today via Facebook:
We are sorry to inform everyone that Katsu Burger is now closed.
Katsu Burger began with the idea of combining Japanese and American cuisines in a new and accessible way. Great recipes were crafted, with exceptional ingredients as the foundation for burgers we would be proud to serve. From the start, our goal was to delight every customer.
We have been fortunate to employ some fantastic people, but not as many as needed to maintain a consistent quality of food and service. If we cannot guarantee you a great experience, the honorable thing to do is to step down. Rather than lowering our standards, we have decided to close our doors.
Love for Katsu is pouring in on its Facebook page, with "noooooooo" popping up again and again.
The stated reason for the closure—that the restaurant was not able to employ "as many" "fantastic people" as it needed to maintain food and service standards—is confusing. Eater called for comment, but was unable to reach staff. Katsu's voicemail message, however, has been updated: "Thank you so much for three great years."
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