Citing high rent, Frijtz, a fast-casual eatery on Valencia Street has announced its closure.
The restaurant, known for its fries and burgers, announced in a short message that the business will close at the end of the month.
"It has been an incredible journey at this location," said owner Santiago Rodriguez in a press release.
Rodriguez said the restaurant will continue to operate until January 28th and will focus on the delivery aspect of its business in the interim. "[Deliveries have] become a steady growing part of our business," he said.
As for why the Belgian-inspired friterie is closing its doors after setting up shop on bustling Valencia Street in 2005, Rodriguez was direct: "High rent. Not sustainable," he told Hoodline via email.
Frjtz previously had a Hayes Valley location, which closed in 2012.
Rodriguez said he's negotiating a move to a smaller venue in the Mission that might be a better fit, but the new spot "will require a complete build-out, so stay tuned," he said.
In the meantime, the restaurant is still accepting reservations for January through Yelp and via landline at 415-863-8272.