The owner of Snuffer’s Restaurant & Bar is taking another bite of the Dallas burger landscape.
Mike Karns, CEO of Firebird Restaurant Group, LLC, announced today that the company has acquired Village Burger Bar from its founding owners, husband and wife duo Mike and Susan Matta. The transaction closed today. Terms were not disclosed. Continue reading →
The Dallas Farmers Market, which recently opened The Shed to house its farmers, vendors and artisans, announced today four restaurants and one Italian coffee shop that will be permanent eateries in The Market (formally Shed 2) when it re-opens, fully renovated with a new interior design and patio dining, in spring 2015. The Market will be home to Rex’s Seafood and Market, Stocks & Bondy, Palmieri Cafe, Nammi/Coolhaus and a new restaurant concept from Firebird Restaurant Group, along with a variety of new local artisan food vendors and merchants.
“Since the transformation of the Dallas Farmers Market began just last summer, the momentum has already spurred more development and foot traffic than the neighborhood has ever seen,” said John Crawford, president and CEO of Downtown Dallas Inc. “Downtown Dallas 360, our strategic plan for Downtown’s future, paints a picture of the Farmers Market District as a diverse, walkable urban neighborhood, anchored by the Dallas Farmers Market, bustling with families and businesses and drawing customers from throughout the region. The announcement today achieves all of these goals –we are thrilled with the quality, variety and experience coming to the area.” Continue reading →
You may have seen Robert Wilonsky’s story over at the Dallas Morning News concerning Pat Snuffer and the controversy surrounding the opening of Pat’s Burger and Cheddar Fries that was scheduled to open the 16th of December. As we reported Firebird Restaurant Group took over the Snuffers brand through the bankruptcy court late November of 2013. The same hour, actually almost to the minute, both Firebird and Pat Snuffer’s agencies fired off a press release in what looked like a harmonious and orchestrated effort. Firebird announced the take over, and Snuffer announced his new restaurant on Greenville Avenue at the same location where the original Snuffers stood before it was demolished earlier this year.
A tipster sent word at noon yesterday that Snuffer, along with his partners Steve Cole and Patrick Snuffer had been served an injunction that would prevent the opening of Pat’s. Specifically, the 159 page document (see below) asserted “the defendant is operating a copy-cat version of its restaurant on Lower Greenville called Pat’s Burger & Cheddar Fries”. I called Snuffer and spoke with him just before he was to appear in court. He promised a call afterwards with the results. Early yesterday evening Pat Snuffer told us that the judge did not rule, instead issued a temporary restraining order and set a hearing for December 19, 2013.