The owners of Hamburger Mary's hope to open on Wednesday after health code violations shut down the Andersonville restaurant today. DNAinfo first reported the restaurant's suspended license.
Hamburger Mary's owners, brothers Ashley and Brandon Wright, wouldn't specify why the city shut the restaurant down. A green department of public health sign, dated March 17, was posted on a restaurant window reading that the license was suspended.
"We had a few health code issues, which we thought were rather routine. But I guess the health department wasn't satisfied, so they are giving us time to clear it up. We are hoping to be open tomorrow," Ashley Wright wrote in an email.
It's not the first time the restaurant has failed an inspection. Back in August, city officials cited the restaurant for storing for the improper temperatures, a few flies, poor hygiene and mice droppings in the beer storage area and behind the bar. Two weeks after the failed inspection, city officials made another visit and found management had cleaned up the restaurant, earning them a pass.
"We are extremely disappointed with the overzealousness of the health department here," Ashley Wright wrote. "Of course it didn't help they showed up the day after a record-busy weekend, so things weren't as clean as they should have been."
Hamburger Mary's appears on Eater Chicago's best places to watch the NCAA basketball tournament. Let's see if the health department allows them to attend the Big Dance by game time.