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3 DC Five Guys restaurants closed for not paying more than $500,000 in sales tax

3 DC Five Guys restaurants closed for not paying more than $500k in sales tax. (Cropped Photo: Mike Mozart / CC BY 2.0)

Three of the 11 Five Guys restaurants in DC have been shut down after officials at the District's Office of Tax and Revenue say the owners didn't pay more than $500,000 in sales tax.

According to officials at OTR, sales of food and drink are now not allowed at Five Guys restaurants located at 1400 I Street in Northwest, 1300 2nd Street in Northeast and at 470 L'Enfant Plaza East in Southwest.

"OTR made numerous attempts to collect the outstanding taxes from the establishments without success," OTR officials said in a press release. "When the owners failed to respond to multiple collection notices, OTR was forced to revoke their sales tax certificates."

Officials say the total sales tax that wasn't paid to the government came to $530,939 between the three restaurants.

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