Troubled Burger Joint's 24-Hour Run Over

Attack With Car Ends Late-Night Fast Food Runs

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Jack in the Box
    Jack's been knocked out of San Francisco's Richmond District -- at least after 2 am.

    Early morning snacks at a San Francisco Jack in the Box are now a thing of the past.

    The fast food chain's Richmond District outpost will no longer be allowed to operate 24 hours a day after a string of unsavory incidents culminated with a burger-seeker hitting a local firefighter with his car, according to the San Francisco Examiner.

    The Jack in the Box at 11th Avenue and Geary Boulevard is a post-drinking destination for the local bar crowd, according to David Lee, who heads up the Richmond Police Advisory Board. The incident in which South San Francisco resident Eduardo Shaparo Esquivel, 22, rammed Albert Bartal with his vehicle occurred at a nearby gas station, but the dispute began as a brawl at the burger joint early on Thanksgiving Day.

    It turns out the burger joint needs a special permit to operate 24 hours a day in San Francisco, according to city officials. It does not have that permit, and it appears unlikely to get one now.

    The Richmond District location has long pained local residents, and this latest incident is considered to be the last straw, according to reports.

    There are, however, three other late night Jack in the Box locations in San Francisco: on First Street, on Bayshore Boulevard, and at 400 Geary Street.