UPDATE: A spokesperson for Zippy’s Giant Burgers said they will be closing Saturday, instead of Sunday. “We didn’t anticipate such a strong reaction from the public,” KIRO 7 News was told. According to the the West Seattle Blog, Zippy’s will not have enough food to sustain them beyond Saturday, and since there are no deliveries on Saturday, Saturday will be the last day. They will open at 10 a.m.
PREVIOUS: A mainstay of White Center, Zippy’s Giant Burgers announced it will be permanently closing on Sunday, July 10.
In a Facebook post, owners Blaine, Rahel and Jesse said the decision to close after 14 years is heartbreaking.
“Over the last two years, we have done everything we could to try to keep Zippy’s open for business,” the post said.
The post said the decision was made due to circumstances out of the owners’ control and that “all of our efforts have been thwarted.”
They said their issues were no different from issues plaguing other businesses, namely staffing and inflation.
“An unreasonable landlord” was also named as another contributing factor towards the decision to close.
Dependent on staffing, Zippy’s said they will be open today through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and from noon to 8 p.m. on Sunday.
The owners thanked the community for supporting them since their beginning at Highland Park, to their current location in White Center 14 years later.
Zippy’s Giant Burgers is located at 9614 14th Ave. SW in White Center.