On December 10, 2013 I reported that Pat Snuffer, along with his son, Patrick Snuffer and long time partner Steve Cole were being sued to block the opening of their new restaurant Pat’s Burger and Cheddar Fries on Greenville Avenue. This was after Snuffer relinquished his namesake restaurants through bankruptcy court to Firebird Restaurant Group.
On December 9 the court issued a temporary restraining order to block further construction on the Greenville Avenue restaurant and was asked to return to court and a hearing was set for last Thursday, December 19. Friday my inbox was deluged with information that Snuffer sold the new business and building to Firebird.
I spoke with Snuffer this morning who said he would neither confirm or deny the sale, and a call to Firebird’s PR firm resulted in a message stating that a press release would be sent out later today. I will update this accordingly once we have received that release.
Update: As we broke the story this morning, we now have confirmation that indeed Pat’s will now become property of Firebird. Attorneyfor Snuffer, Larry Friedman said that “The Greenville Avenue location will wind up being a Snuffer’s restaurant and Pat Snuffer will live to thrive another day,” and that “He will be entering the marketplace very quickly with an exciting new concept.”