Maple and Motor and Pecan Lodge to be Featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives

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This burger will likely be featured on the Food Network soon
Jack Perkins' Maple and Motor burger mecca will be closed for lunch next Thursday. A recent post to the restaurant's Facebook page has scarce details about the closure:

We will be closed for lunch Dec 8. I'll tell you why later.

The why becomes clearer when you show at his place for a burger, as half of the Observer Action News Team did today. A sign posted outside the restaurant window announces that Food Network will be taping there. It doesn't say which show, and Perkins wouldn't say either.

But upon seeing the sign, we had a pretty good hunch, based on a phone call I got several weeks back.

Elena McIntosh, a producer for Citizen Pictures in Denver, Colorado, called me late in October, scouting for locations for Guy Fieri's Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. She asked for restaurants that met the following criteria: great food, great characters, great atmosphere and great stories, all within a 45 minute radius of Dallas proper. Maple and Motor seemed like a good fit, so I suggested she check it out. Apparently she took me up on it.

I'd also heard that Pecan Lodge would be featured, and the barbecue spot confirmed today that a crew will be taping there next Sunday. We're looking into where else Fieri might show up and will update this post when we get more details.


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Cindizzy
Cindizzy

I will be standing at the other side of the street with a sign that says: Horrible Customer Service. 

Beachbum
Beachbum

I am equally as interested in where the Triple D crew will be eating while they are in town.  I would imagine they will be dining at some of Dallas' best.  Maybe you guys could investigate and report out on that as well.

mark zero (Jason)
mark zero (Jason)

Scott, Afrah's got a crew from Food Network coming this week as well.

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

Hey Jack (knock knock),    Can I use yer terlit?  I've bin eatin' broccoli florets and king ranch casserole since Thursday.  Also, I had a bowl of 5 alarm chili this mornin'; I hope to criminy that it's an "executive model" American Standard, with handles (for birthin' power).  

Kergie Out....steaks on the grill.  Also, makin' a wilted Italian Salad-traditional style sir.

Bsalinas444
Bsalinas444

Patty Shack!!! Patty Shack!! Patty Shack!!! Grand Prairie,Tx. Best burger and food ever!!!!!!! Staff is awesome!!!!! Try it!!!! Go say Hi to Kyle.

Bsalinas444
Bsalinas444

Patty Shack is the best. The burger above is nothing compared to Patty Shack!!!!!

Tripleleigh
Tripleleigh

Huge Congrats to Pecan Lodge and Maple and Motor - very deserving!

Jason Skidmore
Jason Skidmore

Mike Anderson's BBQ would fit right in on that show too.

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

Jake's is just as good as Maple and Motor; and 30 miles closer.  Whataburger's good too!

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

I wanted to post this from yesterday, so we know (as a collective group) how NOT to post:

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cp 21 hours agoSouth Fork isn't in Plano, not even the same county as Plano; it's in Parker County.

swag
swag

Maple & Motor does have great food, great characters, great atmosphere and great stories.  What it doesn't have is enough tables to handle the crowds this exposure will generate.  Not nearly enough.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

Tried a burger at patty shack in Grand Praire, was thoroughly satisfied!  Must say it was one of the better burgers Ive had in the metro

delia ramsey
delia ramsey

I didn't see you there?! And I sure did experience great customer service while there yesterday.

mark zero (Jason)
mark zero (Jason)

Confirmed: they were there on Monday, according to Afrah's Facebook page.

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

Mike Anderson's BBQ is REAL good......REAL GOOD.  Makes the neighbor round the corner (Sonny Bryans) look like poo poo.  

Beda
Beda

I have to admit Kergo is growing on me, too.  It appears he would be an interesting person to meet and share a meal with (I don't drink).

Jack Perkins
Jack Perkins

Every good blog post needs at least one anonymous idiot poster.  Thanks for eliminating the suspense Kergo.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

Same exact thing happened to my favorite haunt, Fred's. Good luck if you're a p1 of a place shown on DDD.

Nic Rodriguez
Nic Rodriguez

Not relevant to this story, but I had a burger at M&O Station in (gasp!) Fort Worth yesterday. It was awesome. Only problem I had was the bun. Got kinda soggy with such a juicy burger.

 

Mary
Mary

I wouldn't share a meal with Kergo unless he's wearing a clean diaper.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

Every blog also needs a pretentious blowhard. Congrats!

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

Dear Jack,     I think your panties are on too tight, Buddy. You smack of someone whom loves his own humor?  Dallas turd? 

How dare anyone compare another burger to Maple and Motor?  

ps-I'm not a trendy, Metrosexual Dallas hipster, so I don't give two messy sh$ts about your burger stand....see you next week Jack!

Kergie Out.

Top 5 Ways to Piss JACKOFF (get-he he!):-Talk about his toilet-Talk about any other burger stand-Get on national tv when that fat guy is interviewing him

burger lover
burger lover

Ate there when it first opened and have been back several times... One of the best burger joints around and the beer is extra cold! I do wish it was bigger! I'm getting hungry just thinking about it! Congrats on the pub - guy is a hoot..

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

hey jack, come here more often and you wouldnt be so out of the loop. Kergo is god here, the ferring of food, the babe of baseball, the frerote of football errr nevermind. Guess I need to come check out your joint

Jack Perkins
Jack Perkins

Two toilets genius.  Come by and I'll introduce you to them. Three if you count the urinal. Did you think that was a water fountain?

Scott Reitz
Scott Reitz

This is really the best burger problem to have, isn't it. Way better than a dry burger.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

oh its relevant and I guess I ll have to check the place out.   Hopefully we get a top 5 burger post and then Ill break down my visit to patty shcak in that post

Mary
Mary

You relied to me as saying that. I never did. You hit the wrong "reply" window. No problem, though.

Linda in Ladonia
Linda in Ladonia

what-crazy cat lady banter!  probably on a scrapbookin' retreat.

Mary !
Mary !

South Fork isn't in Plano, not even the same county as Plano; it's in Parker County.

Kergo1 Spaceship
Kergo1 Spaceship

I wouldn't share a meal with Mary unless she had a diaper over her mouth, so the sh%t coming out could be restrained. I prefer Huggies Max; probably Duramax for the Mary Mouth.

POW?

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

if so, then I guess you dont have enough restrooms to accomodate him

Guvner Lewis
Guvner Lewis

As far as I can tell, Ed, you're a disgruntled ex-student who still has no idea of the proper usage of English grammar; Jack answered (and wrote) in perfectly fine grammar. Regardless of your opinion, Ed, you're a dickhead. I hope, given your ability to read, that you've seen my commas, and will take this as advice to shut your piehole...

Ed Dunkel
Ed Dunkel

Even more apt, "shitter per gender." I acquiesce most places have only one allotted shitting area per crotchmeat. 

Ed Dunkel
Ed Dunkel

For a former English teacher, you're not a big fan of comma usage. I suppose I should have said "bathroom per gender." However, I will graciously withhold my turds for your burgers.

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