David Wizenberg, the principal of the company, said in a statement via email that the company found it “necessary” to close the location after running an operation that was “difficult to sustain.”
“It is unfortunate that we found it necessary to close Burger, Tap & Shake in Tenleytown,” Wizenberg said. “We cherish the relationships we formed in the Tenleytown area especially those with our neighbors, Wilson High School students as well as those at American University.”
Located near the Tenleytown Metro stop and an AU shuttle stop, the restaurant was frequented by many AU students, some of whom expressed sadness on social media when they heard the announcement.
The restaurant offered draft beer at a discount of $3 for its last two open days. Wizenberg said via email that “fans” of the restaurant should visit the remaining Foggy Bottom location on Washington Circle.