In just a matter of days, Snuffer’s Restaurant & Bar will reintroduce its legendary burgers, famous Cheddar Fries and great drinks to the city of Plano.
On Monday, July 31, the new location at 4901 West Park Blvd., just east of Preston Rd. in Plano, will kick off the grand opening festivities at 10 a.m.with an official ribbon-cutting – and 6 lb. burger-cutting. Continue reading
Next Friday marks the one-year anniversary of one of Dallas’ most tragic days, when five of the city’s finest first responders were gunned down during an ambush.
To honor their memory, Snuffer’s Restaurant & Bar has joined Lakewood Brewing Company to host a fundraiser benefitting the Guns & Hoses Foundation of North Texas, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing immediate financial assistance to the families of fallen first responders lost in the line of duty. Continue reading
by Andrew Chalk
Snuffer’s, the venerable Dallas burger chain, is featuring a different burger each month, starting this month with the Bacon Lovers Burger ($9.49). I checked it out at a media event this week and can report that it is a succulent chuck steak patty cooked the way you want it (medium-rare for me) in a sesame seed bun with American cheese, a scintilla of acidulous pickle, sweet grilled yellow onions, a slice of tomato all topped with two slices of crisp Applewood smoked bacon. It runs through February only. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
The Addison City Council recently approved three new restaurant projects, two of which hope to open as early late spring in 2015. The former site of Truluck’s on Belt Line Road at Quorum Drive will become a Southern gastropub called Ida Claire owned by the folks over at Whiskey Cake (among other concepts). Featuring an extended patio and major landscaping renovations, Ida Claire is expected to open its doors early next summer. Continue reading
Snuffer’s New Bacon-Guacamole Burger
by Andrew Chalk
Some restaurants cease being restaurants and transform into institutions. Snuffer’s, established in 1978 (that’s a year after the release of the Apple II, and concurrent with some pretty gruesome hair styles) has as much of a case as anywhere in Dallas to have made that transition.
Last weekend, the original Lower Greenville Avenue spot reopened, complete with a brand new menu which is… the brand old menu! Cheddar fries and sloppy burgers are the core as always and regulars piled in for the opening weekend at which I was a media guest. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
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.
Today, Snuffer issued the following statement to craveDFW: Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Big news shot down the intertubes late yesterday with the announcement that the Bankruptcy Court found it was appropriate for Firebird Restaurant Group to take over operations of all six Snuffer’s Restaurant & Bar locations. You may know Firebird from their other ventures, El Fenix, Meso Maya and Taqueria La Ventana. Firebird acquired the Snuffer’s bank note back in March and was positioned to take over the concept through the bankruptcy rather than watch Snuffer’s close its doors.
Minutes after Firebird rattled off their announcement, Pat Snuffer sent word that he was opening Pat’s Burger & Cheddar Fries at 3526 Greenville Avenue. This is the site of the original Snuffers that was demolished and is currently being rebuilt. Pat Snuffer is joined by his son Mike and long time associate, Steve Cole. Snuffer said that the new restaurant will be a casual neighborhood spot offering traditional burger joint fare. Consider this a Snuffer’s reset. Continue reading