After 75 years, this Short North restaurant has closed

Jack McLaughlin

A throwback Columbus burger joint has thrown in the towel.

Goody Boy Burger Club, the Short North eatery known for its retro decor and classic burgers, has closed its doors. The closure was confirmed by Justin Kintz, Executive Director of One Hospitality, the restaurant group that owned Goody Boy.

While the loss of the burger stop is a blow to Columbus foodies, Kintz said One Hospitality—which is also behind other popular concepts like Forno, Urban Meyer’s Pint House and Standard Complex—is planning to replace the Goody Boy space with a concept that has yet to be determined.


“We are exploring ideas for a new, fresh concept to keep the Short North neighborhood special,” Kintz said.

The eatery, which was originally opened as a diner in 1947 by Michael Pappas, has changed hands numerous times. Most recently it was purchased by One Hospitality (formerly known as Corso Ventures) in 2019.

No details of the new concept have been shared yet.

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