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Ray’s Hell Burger (in DC area) shutters locations after Obama’s Kiss of Death
humanevents. ^ | 2/16/2013 09:29 PM | By: Jim Hoft

Posted on 03/11/2013 11:44:33 AM PDT by dennisw

Kiss of death…

President Obama and Vice President Biden receive their cheeseburger lunch orders at Ray’s Hell Burger in Arlington, Virginia. (CSM)

Ray’s Hell-Burger is closing its doors in Washington DC. The burger joint rose to prominence after Obama visited the business twice. Now they’re closed.

One of the Washington area's most iconic burger joints is apparently closed for good.

According to Washingtonian magazine, 'For Rent' signs have popped up in the windows of Ray's Hell Burger, the Arlington restaurant that has been frequented by droves of fans, including President Barack Obama.

Ray's Hell Burger owner Michael Landrum did not comment to Washingtonian, but the company that owns the building where Ray's was located said that both that space and one belonging to another restaurant of Landrum's are for lease.


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1 posted on 03/11/2013 11:44:33 AM PDT by dennisw
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To: dennisw
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Ray's Hell Burger shutters locations after Obama's Kiss of Death

2 posted on 03/11/2013 11:44:48 AM PDT by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing --- Joe Pine)
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To: dennisw

Once Michelle caught wind of Barack going there, it was all over.


3 posted on 03/11/2013 11:46:47 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Did you just say that Obama was passing wind?


4 posted on 03/11/2013 12:00:32 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Soon the "invisible hand" will press the economic "reset" button.)
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To: dennisw

I thought (based on another article i read last week) there were now three locations, but two were closing/closed due to lease disputes with the property owners.


5 posted on 03/11/2013 12:08:15 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: dennisw

Overrun by Obungo flies?


6 posted on 03/11/2013 12:10:56 PM PDT by RedMDer (Support Free Republic)
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To: dennisw

!


7 posted on 03/11/2013 12:16:12 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: dennisw

Landlord got greedy and the owner decided to close it down for that reason.


8 posted on 03/11/2013 12:18:24 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: tanknetter
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I thought (based on another article i read last week) there were now three locations, but two were closing/closed due to lease disputes with the property owners.

My opinion is Rays Hell Burger was cruising along OK but due to the Obama visits it achieved so much notoriety (in DC area) that the landlord demanded some insane amount of rent when the lease was up. Without the Obama visits this would not have happened. The owner Ray refused to accommodate the greedy landlord. He can always open elsewhere with a better lease

9 posted on 03/11/2013 12:19:12 PM PDT by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing --- Joe Pine)
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To: SeaHawkFan

Must have been what happened. The Obama visits made the landlord greedy and more cognizant how well known Ray’s was and how much business they were doing. Landlord wanted a larger cut...to become (in essence) Ray’s business partner


10 posted on 03/11/2013 12:21:46 PM PDT by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing --- Joe Pine)
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To: dennisw

If 0bama (The Dog Eater) likes it, then I want absolutely no part of it!


11 posted on 03/11/2013 12:24:59 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (It's not "GUN CONTROL"! It's "PEOPLE CONTROL"!)
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To: dennisw
The owner Ray refused to accommodate the greedy landlord. He can always open elsewhere with a better lease

I hope so. Those burgers are soooo good!

12 posted on 03/11/2013 12:29:27 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: COBOL2Java

Should have gone to In and Out, in the first place


13 posted on 03/11/2013 12:49:49 PM PDT by BooBoo1000 (Some times I wake up grumpy,,, other times I just let her sleep.)
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To: BooBoo1000

Oh I have, and In and Out are terrific. These are on a different plane, however.

I normally do not take God’s name in vain, but forgive me, Lord, my first bite of a Ray’s Hell Burger, I did.


14 posted on 03/11/2013 12:54:23 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: dennisw

Barack Obama: Hell Burgers??? These are nothing like burgers back home.


15 posted on 03/11/2013 2:24:57 PM PDT by mountn man (ATTITUDE- The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It.)
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To: dennisw

I guess the owner has learned now you can’t do business with a crook.


16 posted on 03/11/2013 2:27:13 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: COBOL2Java

THAT good??? wow!


17 posted on 03/11/2013 3:01:55 PM PDT by Shimmer1 (No matter how cynical I get, I just can't keep up.)
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To: tanknetter

I thought (based on another article i read last week) there were now three locations, but two were closing/closed due to lease disputes with the property owners.

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Yep Ray’s to the third across the street is still open.

http://raystothethird.com/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/13/rays-hell-burger-closed_n_2681115.html


18 posted on 03/11/2013 3:20:38 PM PDT by deport
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To: dennisw

So hell froze over —


19 posted on 03/11/2013 3:32:03 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: dennisw

Michael Landrum is a left wing wack job.


20 posted on 03/11/2013 3:40:25 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: SeaHawkFan

Landlord didn’t get greedy, he just kicked Landrum out.


21 posted on 03/11/2013 3:41:32 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: dennisw

Health code violations when a swarm of flies came in


22 posted on 03/11/2013 3:44:25 PM PDT by woofie
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To: editor-surveyor

How do you know this?


23 posted on 03/11/2013 4:50:50 PM PDT by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing --- Joe Pine)
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To: dennisw

By reading the article, and by knowing what a bleep Landrum is.


24 posted on 03/11/2013 5:13:09 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: dennisw

“frequented” by Obama, who hate from there twice in over 4 years?

Maybe this reporter shouldn’t try to redefine the word “frequent”


25 posted on 03/11/2013 5:13:17 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Cowboy Bob

I thought it would be funny to tell my nephew, when he breaks wind to say “Natural Gas”


26 posted on 03/11/2013 5:14:05 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: woofie

>> “Health code violations when a swarm of flies came in” <<

.
Dem congresscritters?


27 posted on 03/11/2013 5:14:10 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: editor-surveyor
Dem congresscritters?

Yes, Boehner and others.

28 posted on 03/11/2013 5:15:11 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: COBOL2Java

LOL!


29 posted on 03/11/2013 5:15:46 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: SeaHawkFan

We had a nice little Irish pub in town, very popular cause it had a good beer list, and a good Sunday Brunch. Then the fancy “Lifestyle Shopping Center” across the street decided to open a Hollywood Irish joint. The landlord refused to renew the hometown pub’s lease because they thought it couldn’t compete with Fancy O’Pants across the way. Six months later the fancy place is closed because the food stank, replaced by an asian joint. The premises of the old hometown pub stands empty to this day.

Which only goes to show.


30 posted on 03/11/2013 5:16:27 PM PDT by Eepsy
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