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Plan Check Stops Making Burgers on Fairfax Overnight

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The burger and fried chicken sandwich spot is no more

Plan Check Fairfax
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Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

The Fairfax location of Plan Check has closed, with reps for the restaurant telling Eater that Wednesday was the final night of service at the five-year-old restaurant.

Plan Check Fairfax first opened to the public in December of 2013, making it the company’s second location after the popular Sawtelle original. Back then, owner Terry Heller and then-chef Ernesto Uchimura were riding a wave of burgers and fried chicken to great heights, plotting locations from Santa Monica to Downtown to Pasadena and beyond. Uchimura’s inventive ketchup leather and umami-rich ingredients kept the place in the news even as the chef departed in 2016 to open Electric Owl, his solo project in Hollywood.

Now the second-ever location is heading out to pasture. Terry Heller’s Clever Hospitality Group confirms that the space has been sold off and shuttered, though they declined to say who was behind the sale. The loss leaves a big restaurant hole to fill on that stretch of Fairfax, south of Supreme and Canter’s and Jon & Vinny’s, though Nicole Rucker and Shawn Pham’s new Fiona is just a door away and also does dinner. Plan Check’s other locations remain intact.