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CHICAGO, IL - JANUARY 28: In this photo illustration a cheeseburger and french fries are served up at a Shake Shack restaurant on January 28, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. The burger chain, with currently has 63 locations, is expected to go public this week with an IPO priced between $17 to $19 a share. The company will trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol SHAK.

A burger chain that opened a New Jersey location has closed after six months. BurgerFi closed its Cherry Hill location in early March according to NJ.com.

The Florida-based burger chain opened last September at the 1584 Kings Hwy. N. in Ellisburg Shopping Center. The eatery was joined by stores such as Whole Foods Market, Qdoba, and Honeygrow.

Franchise owner Matthew Daniel said that construction and financial heartache caused the restaurant to close.

“Unfortunately, construction delays were about eight months and the landlord wanted the eight months of rent even though we were not open,” Daniel told The Courier Post. “Rent was ($15,000) a month. They also owed us $60k of tenant allowance but kept that also because of the delays.

“Being such a new business, there was no way we could pay that off, so we had to close, unfortunately. We had great customers and loved the area.”

Besides burgers, BurgerFi is known for its chicken sandwiches, fries, hotdogs, onion rings, and milkshakes.

BurgerFi opened a location at Newark Liberty International Airport on Jan. 16 which is now the only open location in the Garden State. Previously, the burger chain had brick-and-mortar locations in Secaucus and New Brunswick but they are closed now. There are two Philadelphia locations that are still open. The company operates about 120 locations nationwide.