Never liked the place. Thought the burgers were totally lousy. Too loud, too crowded, too meh. Oh occasion, though, that's where everyone wanted to go so we went. We had a few OK meals.
Word via the RobertDyer blog is that HH is now closing. The chain itself has filed for bankruptcy. Auction is underway. Per Dyer, "An employee who answered the telephone Sunday confirmed the Hamburger Hamlet name will be dropped, and that the name will be changed to simply, Du-par's. He said new exterior signs would be installed."
Just goes to show. If you've got a bar and parking, you can survive years in this town even if the food is meh.