Hauppauge residents looking to head out to grab dinner, being left without a working kitchen after the , might find three local eateries caught in the same dilemma.
andclosed early on Wednesday, as these two restaurants at 601 Veterans Highway didn't have natural gas to operate their kitchens.
A staff member at Five Guys said the popular burger joint was forced to close at the start of the lunch rush, losing a day of business, as there was no way grill burgers and fries without a working gas line.
s diverse menu allowed the eatery to keep its doors open to serve dinner. A variety of sandwiches were being served to hungry patrons, but don't ask for a side of French fries.
Wendy Ladd, a spokeswoman for National Grid, said the utility had successfully repaired the gas main by 6:45 p.m. Ladd said she hoped workers would begin heading door-to-door relighting customers by 9 p.m., restoring service.
It's unclear what kind of economic impact the loss of business might have on these restaurants, as managers were not available for comment at Five Guys and Paradise Diner. Phone calls were not answered at Vallarta Mexican Grill.