Burger-Centric Royale Ends Run In San Diego's Point Loma

November 6, 2020

After nearly 3 years as a destination for grass-fed burgers in Point Loma, Royale has permanently closed and the business is listed for sale. 

A nod to a scene in the iconic Pulp Fiction film, Royale With Cheese was first founded in Austin, TX by husband-and-wife Jordan and Mariah Brownwood. The company initially ran the food component at University Heights' Park & Rec when the bar first debuted in 2015. Royale opened at the 1,800 square-foot standalone building at 4204 Voltaire Street on the border of Point Loma & Ocean Beach in late 2017, with a long list of partners, including Park & Rec and Waypoint Public partner Andy Zlotnik and former Sessions Public owner Abel Kaase, who also operates Beerfish in University Heights.

"It’s with great sadness that we announce the permanent closing of Royale," posted ownership to Royale's social media channels following the publishing of this article. "We initially had hope that we might weather the storm of closures and restrictions but the constraints we’ve faced over the past eight months have proven too difficult for us to overcome. What started as a little up and coming restaurant/bar and quickly turned into a community staple. Our dedicated customers became our family over the years and the love and support we’ve received since day one has been overwhelming. Thanks for all the memories and we’ll let you know of any future plans as they arise."

Royale closed to the public this past August with hopes to revive once COVID-19 restrictions were lifted, but that has yet to occur and San Diego County is even on track to move into the state's most restrictive purple tier as early as November 10. The business is listed for sale at the cost of $150,000, which includes a full-liquor Type 47 liquor license, and the monthly rent is $2,400. We reached out to Royale for comment but did not receive a response by the time of publishing.