Bobby’s Burger Palace, the casual burger restaurant owned by celebrity chef and restaurateur Bobby Flay, has closed permanently at the MarketFair Mall in West Windsor.
A representative for the company could not be reached for comment, but the space is for lease and the phone number for the eatery has been disconnected.
Bobby Flay opened his MarketFair eatery in the fall of 2012, and was on hand to greet customers himself and serve food the opening week. At the time, fans flocked to the restaurant with the retro diner decor for Flay’s gourmet burgers, sweet potato fries, and milkshakes. The West Windsor location has recently faced competition from other gourmet burger chains like Shake Shack that offer my options like gluten-free buns, lettuce wraps, and desserts made in partnership with local businesses. The MarketFair Burger Palace location closed in mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but at the time the closure was thought to be temporary.
Other Bobby Flay locations in the mini chain that have closed since the pandemic started include the Freehold Raceway Mall, the Bergen Town Center, and the K Street location in Washington, D.C.
Last year, Long Island’s second Bobby’s Burger Palace in Roosevelt Field closed.
Burger Palaces at the Live! Casino and Hotel in Hanover, Maryland, the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut, and the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport still appear to be open.