Founder of Schaller’s restaurant dies after 66 years in business

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. – The Schaller family shared a post on Monday announcing the death the famous restaurant founder, Tom Schaller Sr.. He passed away after 66 years in business.

In honor of his passing, the restaurant was closed on Monday, and will reopen on Tuesday. Schaller founded the restaurant in 1956, but the values and tradition he instilled in the business carried over to the 21th century.

Schaller’s won Rochester ROCS Best Burger in 2013.