Friday, November 22, 2013 , Updated 12:00 a.m., December 23, 2013
No more Snuffer’s on Greenville Avenue; it’s now Pat’s Burger & Cheddar Fries
Put "cheddar fries" in the name of any restaurant, and we'll listen.
Original story: The under-construction Snuffer's on Greenville Avenue won't be a Snuffer's after all; owner Pat Snuffer says that his 35-year-old restaurant will become Pat’s Burger & Cheddar Fries. It opens before the end of the year.
The existing six Snuffer's restaurants -- in Highland Village, Southlake, Rockwall, Plano, Park Cities and Addison -- will remain Snuffer's, though the Snuffers family is no longer involved. Snuffer's filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in March, and the brand was acquired by Firebird Restaurant Group LLC, which also owns El Fenix, Meso Maya and Taqueria La Ventana. CEO and owner of Firebird Mike Karns said in a statement the company plans to "protect the Snuffer’s brand and ensure that it not only survives, but thrives."
The new Pat’s Burger & Cheddar Fries on Greenville Avenue is owned by Pat Snuffer and unaffiliated with the remaining Snuffer's concepts. Cheddar fries were Snuffer's "signature item," Snuffer said, and they will of course be on the menu of his new restaurant. The new place will feel similar to the old joint -- a neighborhood spot for a casual meal -- even though the building on Greenville Avenue has been completely rebuilt. "It was pretty dogeared," Snuffer said of the old building.
Snuffer seemed excited about the new concept, even under a new name. "After so many years, I think it was time for us to change. And I'm excited about that."
He's not sure if the alleged ghost will return to the new restaurant, but he's cautiously hopeful. "I'm waiting for that first tingle," he said.
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