The Department of Health's hammer fell once again yesterday, on one of the neighborhood's most popular chain restaurants. Five Guys, on Seventh Avenue between Sixth and Seventh Streets, got the infamous yellow sticker after apparently failing a health inspection, and has been shut down.
While this will most likely be a temporary closure (chains seem to be better equipped than the little guys at getting their act together in these situations), this does appear to be the first failed inspection for Five Guys citywide. Every outpost of the chain currently has an "A" grading (there are 25 in the city), and this one's most recent inspection only earned it six points. The closure isn't reflected on the DOH's website yet for some reason, but maybe it takes a couple days to kick in.
Many thanks to a tipster for sending in the photo above.