It's the end of an era, Bill Thomas' Halo Burger no longer will be held by the Thomas family. The franchise has been sold to Lou Dortch who owns several Subway restaurants around Michigan reports

The burger joint, which has been around since 1923, is being sold because the family's scion decided he didn't want to run the business, said Terry Thomas, president and chief executive officer of Halo Burger.

"It’s been a pretty rough day already," Thomas said, his voice somber. "I walked in the back door at my office and realized this is the last time I will walk freely through these buildings. Fifty-seven years I’ve been doing this and it’s all I ever wanted to do."

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