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Guy Fieri's Restaurant Just Shut Down For Good, And People Are Inconsolable

Guy Fieri's 500-seat restaurant, Guy’s American Kitchen & Bar in Times Square, served its last meal on New Year's Eve. After five years in business, the restaurant permanently shut its doors. 

The television personality and restaurateur said about the closing of the eatery commonly known as Flavortown:

I’m proud that for over five and a half years, Guy’s American in New York City served millions of happy guests from all over the world and upon the restaurant’s closing, I’d like to say thank you to all of the team members and guests who made it all happen.

Depending on who you ask, this is either the end of the culinary world as we know it or a blessing from the food Gods. Flavortown was infamous for getting a zero-star review in the New York Times in 2012 while simultaneously being ranked the 26th privately-owned restaurant in New York City, bringing in an impressive $16 million in 2013.

Perhaps "Donkey Sauce" is an acquired taste.

It felt as if some folks might never get over the loss:

Other diners couldn't see the grills shut off and the doors locked fast enough:

For those mourning the loss of Flavortown, perhaps this will ease their souls:

H/T: Twitter, Entertainment Weekly