I have to say I’m a little shocked by this one… walked by Zen Burger today (on Lexington btw. 45+46th) to discover that this past Friday was their last day open for business. This one year old vegetarian fast food chain from the owners of Zen Palate (which has also been plagued by money issues over the years) was disliked by many meat lovers, but I was kind of into their whole premise: fast food that is almost identical to McDonald’s, but without using any meat.
The letter blamed “extremely high rent” for the closing, and said to watch out for news about “future locations”. No word on how this will effect their West Hollywood, CA location supposedly opening at the beginning of 2009.
The full letter is after the jump.