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Published on June 29, 2023
"Would any sane person ... remain in San Francisco as a business?"; HRD Coffee Shop Closes After 70 YearsSource: Instagram / HRD Coffee Shop

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 -->