Zack’s Hamburgers’ final day has been a family affair on South Boulevard. Among those in attendance: Anna Demopoulos, who co-founded the restaurant in 1975 with her husband, James. Son George Demopoulos and his wife, Elaine, (also shown below) took over in 1990. Photographer Logan Cyrus captured scenes from the day, and you can see more on our site now.
Brothers Jimmy (right) Zack (left) and Chris (center) Demopoulos reunite one last time to work the final day of Zack’s.
Family and employees of Zack’s Hamburgers thanks the crowd at the final opening of the iconic burger place.
George Demopoulos chats with longtime customer Markel Whisonant on the last day of Zack’s Hamburgers. Markel grew up just a few feet away from Zack’s and as a kid, he would mow grass in the neighborhood to make burger money.
Family photos and Greek Orthodox iconography hang above the order window at Zack’s.
A sign hangs at the entrance of Zack’s explaing why the family is closing up shop after 40 years.
George Demopoulos greets customers as they wait in line.
Lifelong friends of George Demopoulos, George McGimsey (center) Bill Rice (left) reminisce on the final day of Zack’s Hamburgers. One of their favorite stories to share is how Demopoulos wrecked McGimsey’s Thunderbird during a snow storm and wrecked Rice’s minibike just 6 months after that when they were in college.
Zack Demopoulos (the restaurant’s namesake) gets introduced over the loudspeaker by his brother George Demopoulos on the last day of Zack’s Hamburgers. Zack joked with the crowd, saying, “Thanks for helping to put me through college.”
Zack Demopoulos (right) and brother George.
Employees of Zack’s wave at their customers one last time.
Anna Demopoulos arrives with her sons, George and Zack, at the last day of Zack’s Hamburgers, before they closed for an hour mid-day for a rest and restock prior to the dinner rush.