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Burgers and milkshakesMare Nostrum will cease operation this week in favour of the new burger restaurant, Whamburg.

Campus restaurateur changing eatery format

Thursday, Dec. 17, will be the final day of operation for Mare Nostrum, the Mediterranean restaurant adjacent to the Education Building, owner Adam El-Dika announced last week.

He has launched a new venture, Whamburg, which offers burgers, fries, and shakes for pick-up or delivery. In January, it will open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

“We want to take this time to thank anyone and everyone who has ever supported us,” El-Dika said. “These past five years have been some of the most formative years of our lives and for that we are forever thankful.”

He plans to continue delivering signature Lebanese foods through the Leila’s Kitchen subscription service.