Gordon Biersch is a trendsetter in the franchised craft beer restaurant industry, and its authentic German-style beers are popular around the country. Unfortunately, the brewery and restaurateur is dealing with some unpopular issues at its Mission Valley San Diego location — specifically a fire and maybe $75,000 in facility damages. According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, a fire at the Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant in Mission Valley was swiftly put out Sunday afternoon by the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department, which happened to be in the restaurant parking lot dousing a car fire, which sounds kind of odd.
The crew extinguished the fire, which was contained to the kitchen, by 1:35 p.m., officials said. About 200 diners and Gordon Biersch staff were evacuated and no injuries were reported, said San Diego fire department spokesman Maurice Luque. The restaurant was closed for business for the rest of the day. An electrical short in an ice maker caused the fire, Luque said. The restaurant’s sprinkler system did go on, but not right away, he added.
According to the article, damage to the structure and contents is estimated to be about $75,000 and loss of business about $10,000. We hope they get this Gordon Biersch location back up and running soon, and we’ll keep you updated.