The Original Snuffers, Once Bulldozed, Will Be Back to Clog Your Arteries on March 10

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You want guacamole with that?
The tumultuous ride that started with some cheddar fries (with bacon, green onions pickled jalepeños and cheddar and cheddar and cheddar) and continued with bankruptcy, bulldozers, a momentous rebuilding and a hostile take over is about to come full circle when the original Snuffer's reopens on Greenville Avenue on March 10.

Did your entire cardiovascular system just shudder? It should have. While the suburban Snuffer's locations have endured, us city folk are just over a week away from laying claim to the one and only original Snuffer's -- days away from basketball-sized mounds of greasy french fries topped with Day-Glo orange cheese and enough crumbled bacon bits to stock a Shoney's salad bar.

The only thing missing is Pat Snuffer himself. Mike Karns' Firebird Restaurant Group stepped in to buy up the debt associated with Snuffer's Bankruptcy filing last March. "Our goal is to utilize the multifaceted financial and operational resources at Firebird to maximize this investment," Karns said at the time. He went on to sue Pat Snuffer for defaulting on the debt, and then take over every location of the restaurant. All this while the Greenville Avenue location was knocked to the ground and rebuilt.

So don't be surprised if some of the green you see this Saint Patrick's Day comes in the form of guacamole. Firebird owns El Fenix and Meso Maya, two restaurants that are steeped in the avocado purée. You'll be able to order it as a topping on your burger or cheddar fries, or if you're a purist, as a side with chips.

Actually Snuffer's front porch is probably one of the best places to take in the Saint Patrick's Day parade if you want to stay off the street, and they'll be serving $1 Bud Light drafts. Good luck getting a spot.

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3526 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX

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perfectdozen
perfectdozen

"Actually Snuffer's front porch is probably one of the best places to take in the Saint Patrick's Day parade if you want to stay off the street, and they'll be serving $1 Bud Light drafts. Good luck getting a spot."


Only the parade ends like a half-mile up the road on SMU Blvd.

gabe48
gabe48

Terrific burgers at Snuffers, cooked to order as you like, available in 2 sizes both 1/4 and 1/2 lb., crazy good poppy seed buns.  The fries are fresh cut, skins on, and sprinkled with coarse ground salt......does't get better than that.

cyrrndr
cyrrndr

Snuffer's fries: one the most overrated food items in Dallas.

reverendvelvet
reverendvelvet

"Our goal is to utilize the multifaceted financial and operational resources at Firebird to maximize this investment,"


I would have much preferred to hear him say "Our goal is to serve good food that Snuffer's fans loved for so many years"


Dollar bills never taste good.

Sotiredofitall
Sotiredofitall topcommenter

The Snuffers you remember from the 80's isn't coming back - just move along

ChrisYu
ChrisYu topcommenter

something about this story changes every time I read it. one thing stays the same- it still ain't open!!!!

AndiLynn
AndiLynn

Much as it would seem the offering of guacamole at Snuffer's would be a natural since Firebird took over, it really has nothing to do with Firebird's ties to Mexican food. When the takeover was announced to the Snuffer's staff, they were asked by Mike Karns what items customers requested most that Snuffer's didn't serve. Number one on the list was guacamole. Second only to sweet potato fries which have also been added to the menu.

Sharon_Moreanus
Sharon_Moreanus topcommenter

What's amazing is the Pat didn't give a shit to put it on his menu after being open for 35 years.

They also went from Pepsi to Coke.

Sharon_Moreanus
Sharon_Moreanus topcommenter

This was the only location involved in the lawsuit so the other locations are irrelevant.

AndiLynn
AndiLynn

@Sharon_Moreanus  They had a 'green sauce' years ago, but it wasn't actually guacamole. Lots of customers also complained about the change to Pepsi - another thing Mike Karns was told when he talked to the staff. I hope they can bring Snuffer's back to the institution it once was!

mm32
mm32

@Sharon_Moreanus No, I think his point was that Dallas has had a non-suburban location all along.  Nothing to do with the lawsuit.


TheCredibleHulk
TheCredibleHulk topcommenter

@ScottsMerkin @AndiLynn @Sharon_Moreanus 

CHEEBURGIE CHEEBURGIE! 

NO COKE! PETSI!

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