No more giant pancakes. No more super burgers. Jim-Denny's, the diner on 12th Street in Sacramento, is closing after 85 years.
The white brick building with red paint on the side advertising the "Home of the Famous SuperBurger" has been a staple for burger lovers since 1934. But owners say they intend to close down at the end of the month.
Tina Chambers works nearby and says she loves the food. But she had not seen a post on the restaurant’s Facebook page with the announcement: "After 85 wonderful years in Sacramento we will be closing our doors for good,” the post read.
“Oh my gosh. You don't know what you have until it's gone," Chambers responded to learning the news.
"We will be closing our doors for good please share so everyone has a chance to say goodbye and thank you again to our loyal family and friends," the post continued.
The owners of Jim-Denny’s weren’t immediately available to discuss plans to close the diner.
Brad Bechtold also works nearby. He says he'd been meaning to stop in. Now, he'll have to before it's too late.
"Kind of a landmark. It's unfortunate that it's closing," he said.
Jim-Denny's wrote on Facebook that it will remain open Wednesdays through Sundays, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., until January 31.
The diner gained nationwide notoriety when it hosted the cable television show Man v. Food in 2010 on the Trvl Channel.
It is the second landmark diner to close recently. Original Perry's on Stockton Boulevard shut its doors after 51 years in December.
Jim-Denny’s is just outside the boundaries of the Downtown Sacramento Partnership, a group that helps manage the central city’s business improvement district. A spokesperson says there is no reason for alarm despite the closure of other local restaurant’s such as Hot Italian, Sail Inn and Mother.
According to data provided by the Partnership, 38 restaurants have opened in the past two years in the downtown core, six have closed and five locations became home to new restaurants.
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