San Francisco's beloved HRD Coffee Shop, ensconced on Third Street since the '50s, has permanently closed its doors. Owned by David Yeung, this culinary institution was renowned for its fusion-style delights, such as the Mongolian beef cheesesteak and an array of unique burritos that caught the attention of Guy Fieri on his show, Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives.
Yeung cited multiple blows to his operation: the lack of support to create outdoor dining during the pandemic, a disappearance of his work-lunch crowd, and a challenging landlord-tenant relationship, among other tribulations. At its worst, the restaurant was losing about $20,000 a month. Yet hope lingers in Yeung's heart for a potential new location outside of the City, giving dedicated diners anticipation for a possible resurrection of this cherished city eatery. About San Francisco, Yeung told the SF Standard, "I would love to remain in San Francisco as a business ... But the question is, would any sane person?" Continue Reading the Full Story on SFist -->