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News - May 10, 2013

Country Gourmet closing after 30 years

After 30 years in business, Mountain View's Country Gourmet restaurant is set to close on Sunday, May 19.

Manager Eddie Shaw said the restaurant's building at the corner of Rengtsorff Avenue and El Camino Real had been sold and may reopen soon as another restaurant. The building was sold by the Shaw family trust because of "increasing overhead costs and the retirement of both sons" of founder Herman Shaw, who originally built it as a Burger Barn in 1966.

Sunnyvale's Country Gourmet, which serves a slightly different menu, will remain open as it is no longer owned by the Shaw family. It doesn't serve the popular banana french toast however, which will surely be a disappointment for regular patrons in Mountain View.

—Daniel DeBolt


Posted by T.M. Orlando, a resident of Blossom Valley
on May 12, 2013 at 10:25 am

While I have enjoyed the Country Gourmet the past 20 years, I found their hours a bit odd and parking inconvenient. However, the Sunnyvale location has a much better menu and is a very pleasant environment.

Posted by Judy, a resident of Waverly Park
on May 16, 2013 at 5:09 pm

Bummer!!!!! We have totally enjoyed Country Gourmet, and hope that they will relocate.
Great job keeping us happy and healthy all these year. Judy