COVID-19 claims another Charlotte staple: Zack’s Hamburgers is closing

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Less than two weeks after Charlotte said goodbye to longtime favorite Price’s Chicken Coop, another staple has announced it is closing its doors for good.

On Monday, social media was abuzz with news that the family-owned and operated Zack’s Hamburgers on South Boulevard was closing after 46 years.

According to CharlotteFive, Thursday will be the restaurant’s last day.

Second generation owner George Demopolous and his wife Elaine told C5 that the pandemic uncovered some of the business’s weaknesses and “after so many years working 14 to 15 hour days, it has taken a toll on my body. You know when it is time,” Demopolous said.

Demopolous’ parents, James and Anna, opened Zack’s in 1975. George and Elaine took over the business about 15 years later.

The restaurant will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Thursday.

Zack’s joins a growing list of longtime Charlotte restaurants that have closed in the past year. Price’s Chicken Coop closed earlier this month after 59 years. Mr. K’s Soft Ice Cream closed in February, and Bill Spoon’s Barbecue closed in September.

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