You can't keep Hell-Burger away forever. Restaurant owner Michael Landrum is converting his Ray's to the Third restaurant into a Ray's Hell-Burger location.
Washingtonian reports the restaurant at 1650 Wilson Blvd. (which previously offered some burgers, along with steaks and other items) has been rechristened Ray's Hell-Burger (they haven't updated the website yet). The look remains about the same, but they've switched to counter service, and there's a whole new menu of burgers, cheesesteaks, grilled chicken sandwiches and grilled cheeses. There are even vegetarian options.
Landrum has a history of switching up concepts within his existing restaurant spaces (the original Ray's the Steaks became a Hell-Burger at one point; a Hell-Burger location briefly offered only cheesesteaks). Both Hell-Burger locations across the street from Ray's to the Third closed back in early 2013. The epic burgers are favorites of D.C. residents, and rose in popularity when President Barack Obama ate there multiple times.
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