Scratch another Hamburger Hamlet

Sign on the Sepulveda and National Hamlet on the Westside cites loss of the lease, but skeptical Chowhound posters suspect "loss of customers" is behind the closure. "We'll certainly see more restaurant closings in the coming months as this recession/depression deepens," says a poster. This leaves the Sunset & Doheny location, Van Nuys Boulevard in Sherman Oaks and Pasadena in the homegrown chain that once was kind of nice to have around.

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