NC restaurant behind ‘best burger in America’ files for bankruptcy

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Amid an ongoing expansion, entities behind all three Al’s Burger Shack locations in Chapel Hill have filed for bankruptcy reorganization.

Al’s, which has locations on Chapel Hill’s Franklin Street and at Southern Village and Governor’s Village, filed three separate Chapter 11 bankruptcy petitions. The Franklin Street location, referred to as AJEM Hospitality in the filing, lists assets of less than $50,000 on liabilities ranging between $500,000 and $1 million.

The other two locations, filed as Southern Village Shack and Governors Club Shack, list the same assets to liabilities range. And all three are signed by company manager Al Bowers and filed by the same attorney, Chapel Hill’s John Paul H. Cournoyer of Northen Blue.

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