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Cheese fries are back on with opening of Snuffer's restaurant in Plano

Cheese fries are back on with opening of Snuffer's restaurant in Plano

Snuffer's cheese fries
The one, the only: Snuffer's cheese fries. Photo courtesy of Snuffer's

Plano gets its cheese fries back when Snuffer's Restaurant & Bar opens a new location at 4901 West Park Blvd. in Plano on July 31. It's going into what was most recently the Italian concept Spezzo, and before that, Uno Due Go, the Pizzeria Uno spinoff.

The Snuffer's Restaurant & Bar brand has been a Dallas institution since 1978, serving its signature burgers and loaded cheddar fries.

There was previously a Snuffer's in Plano just a few doors away, at 2408 Preston Rd. But the lease expired before Snuffer's was acquired by its current owner, Firebird Restaurant Group. In 2014, that location become the Plano branch of Smoke, the restaurant from chef Tim Byres.

Firebird's director of operations Steve Chambers says in a release that they can't wait to rejoin the Plano community. "We've been searching for the perfect site in Plano ever since, and we finally found one in the same shopping center as before!" he says.

This will make the 12th Snuffer's in North Texas.

Firebird Restaurant Group recently acquired Village Burger Bar, the mini-chain known for burgers, salads, panini, and craft beer in a modern setting. Founding owners Mike and Susan Matta opened the first Village Burger Bar in the West Village in 2005. Three more branches opened since then in Allen, North Dallas (Inwood), and the Shops at Legacy in Plano.

Firebird CEO Mike Karns says that each restaurant will continue to be run by its existing team, and no menu changes are expected.

Firebird now has six restaurant concepts, with 48 locations in two states: El Fenix Mexican Restaurant, Meso Maya, Taqueria La Ventana, Snuffer’s Restaurant & Bar, Tortaco, and Village Burger Bar. Karns also owns Sunrise Mexican Foods, which produces chips, tortillas, flautas, and tamales for retail and food service operations coast-to-coast.