The popular midtown restaurant Capitol Dawg will close its doors after lunch on Tuesday.
"This hasn't come on suddenly," owner Mike Brown said Friday. "It's been a struggle to keep the doors open and (make) a reasonable profit. (Blame it on) rising food costs combined with years of a struggling economy including state worker furloughs and our location."
Capitol Dawg is near the intersection of Capitol Avenue and 20th Street in Sacramento, where a concentration of restaurants compete for diners' dollars.
In June, Brown was awarded the Guinness World Record for "World's Most Expensive Hot Dog" for his 3-pound, 18-inch-long California Capitol City Dog, which sold for $145.49, with a third of the proceeds from sales benefiting Shriners Hospitals for Children.
"If you measure success by pride of ownership, customer loyalty and the relevance of our business, then I've succeeded," he said.