Owner of iconic Ocean Beach burger joint dies

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SAN DIEGO – Mike Hardin, the owner of iconic Ocean Beach burger restaurant Hodad’s, has died.

Hardin's body was found in a hotel in Fresno on Thursday, according to the OB Rag. The cause of his death was not yet known. He was 55 years old, the community paper reported.

In observance of his death, the restaurant will be closed Friday and Saturday, but will reopen Sunday.

Hardin's death comes soon after the death of former Hodad’s employee Kyle Witkowski, who died Jan. 3 when his vehicle went over the side of a cliff.

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