It's been called, by many people, the finest green chile cheeseburger in the world. We're talking about the GCCB as served by Bobcat Bite on the outskirts of Santa Fe, NM (see the Roadfood.com review). Will the burger be as good after June 9th? That's doubtful because that is the last day of business for Bonnie and John Eckre, the folks who run Bobcat Bite and (possibly) own it. And therein lies the tale.
The Bobcat was opened 60 years ago by the Panzer family. In the intervening years, the restaurant was operated by a succession of people, and for the last 12 by the Eckres. The Panzers retained ownership of the building and property. Somehow, the Eckres came to believe they owned the Bobcat but the Panzers informed them they do not. The result? The Eckres last day is June 9th. They are hoping to open a new restaurant by July, with a new name, in downtown Santa Fe, one where they will continue to serve the same GCCB. The Bobcat will presumably get new operators and, with it, a new GCCB. And so ends an era in green chile cheeseburger supremacy.