After 11 incredible years, Steve’s Hot Dogs and Burgers will close after business on Saturday, February 1, 2020.
To our many regular customers, I want to say THANK YOU. The community built around our restaurant has been incredible.
I started Steve’s in 2008 as a hot dog cart - born out of years of spending nights hanging out after concerts with friends and fans wishing for something truly great to eat. In 2011, we opened our first brick-and-mortar restaurant on the Hill - and in 2015, after a successful crowdfunding campaign, we opened our location in Tower Grove East, with our friends at the Tick Tock Tavern.
Over the years, we overcame many challenges. Among them road construction near our location on The Hill, which dramatically reduced our foot traffic, and impacted our profitability. As a small family-owned business, small setbacks like this can have a ripple effect and can be difficult to bounce back from. We tried to stay nimble by offering delivery and implementing a number of creative promotions, but in the end, we couldn’t find a way to make the business sustainable.
To those who believed in the community, fun and creative food experience we were building, I’m incredibly grateful - and to the team behind the counter, I can’t thank you enough for your hard work and devotion. If any of my local restaurateur friends have need of talented team members, I encourage you to reach out to me or my staff to help them find a new home in the coming weeks. Special thanks & credit should absolutely go to the incredible Joseph Zeable who made it possible for me to balance music and the restaurant - and who was an incredible part of management, operations and development. Thank you for 11 unforgettable years.
** Just as we’ve always done, we’ll go out with a bang. Watch this space for details on a farewell bash with live music to be held on Saturday. **
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