Santa Fe restaurant closing after claiming Gov. Martinez dined-and-dashed

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE)- The Santa Fe restaurant at the center of dine-and-dash claim against Governor Susana Martinez is closing.

According to the Santa Fe New Mexican, Five Star Burgers final day and the closing is coincidental with what happened last week.

Restaurant owner Robert Gonzales says the governor and security ordered separately and while her security detail paid, he says the governor walked out.

Later that night, the restaurant says someone from the governor’s office came in to pay the bill.

A statement from the governor’s office called the incident an “honest misunderstanding.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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