According to the Sacramento Bee, Nationwide Freezer Meats has most likely closed its doors for good.
Owner John Gonzales told the Bee, “I’ve just decided I’m done with it. I decided I want to go hiking before I have to take my walker with me.” He continued on to say that running the restaurant hasn’t been the same since his parents passed away.
Nationwide Freezer Meats opened in 1969. Its signature burger was the French cheeseburger with homemade Thousand Island dressing, lettuce, tomato, pickles and onions, served on a round French bun. It even made Thrillist’s Best Burgers in Sacramento list this year.
The 8,000-square-foot property is for sale, however the name is not. There is still some hope for Nationwide burger lovers, as John said “I’m not 100 percent sure I’m done. I just need a good rest. I can’t go on vacation without thinking about this place.”