Rumors, the bar, once occupied the space where Hamburger Mary’s sits today. Now rumors surround the future of Hamburger Mary’s and another Wilton Manors hot spot.
OutSFL first reported that Hamburger Mary’s was for sale. Now, RE/Max says it’s under contract, but the buyer isn’t listed. Many people at the restaurant now tell OutSFL that it has been bought, and the sale should close this month.
This will also be the end of Hamburger Mary’s second iteration in Wilton Manors. Sources in the restaurant say the new owners don’t plan on keeping the franchise. Rosie’s across the street was a Hamburger Mary’s until 2006 when it decided to go independent and forego punishing franchise fees.
This version of the restaurant has had trouble from the start. First, they rushed to open in time for Pride 2021. The menu is limited compared to other stores in the franchise. They don’t serve lunch and are, generally, only busy during shows or special events.
No official announcement has been made and employees, who spoke with OutSFL anonymously in order to speak freely, say there is no hint of a potential closing date.
As for who will take the spot, OutSFL hasn’t been able to confirm rumors flying around the city. However, several sources close to the transaction say an existing bar wants to move to The Drive.
OutSFL will continue to update this story as details are verified.