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Employee shortage forces closure of one Gary’s location

Gary’s Hamburgers was forced to limit hours from 6AM-3PM over the summer to combat an employee shortage. Saturday, the ten year-old restaurant is permanently closing.

Saturday is the last day to enjoy a fresh biscuit with meat or handmade 1\3rd or 2\3rd pound angus beef hamburger at one of Gary’s better performing  locations on Wheeler Road, next to the Circle K.

“We have no choice, but to shut it down,” said owner, Gary Gibson.

The store’s been open for 10 plus years according to Gibson. His long-time manager decided to retire leaving Gibson with less than five employees remaining and an opportunity to end his lease.

“This has nothing to do with volume—other than our North Augusta location Gary’s on Wheeler does more business than the other locations(Martinez and Evans) between 6AM-3PM.”

Gibson adds that each of his other locations employs at least 12 workers and he already was serving just breakfast and lunch at the closing Wheeler Road location.

Gibson says he is grateful for the support he’s always gotten from his customers and wants them to know that all employees remaining on Wheeler Road will be working at either the Georgia Avenue, Belair Road or Washington Road locations beginning next week.

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