Pat and Mike Snuffer, former owners of the locally famous restaurant chain Snuffer’s Restaurant and Bar, have plans to open a new restaurant in the North Dallas Corridor named Pat’s and Mike.
Since exiting Snuffer’s last fall, the father and son duo have been searching for a new location in which to return to the restaurant business.
As Pat says, “the last thing this town needs is another burger joint,” so they’ve set their sights toward creating a comfortable, casual bar and restaurant that specializes in only a few of the normally expected offerings.
Pat’s and Mike is slated to open this fall at 18101 Preston Road, former location of Battuto Italian Kitchen, owned by radio hosts and personalities Gene and Julie Gates.
The Gates’ decided to leave the restaurant business for a return to radio and will be moving to Raleigh, North Carolina, for a new radio gig with WRAL-FM.
Though they grew famous for their hamburgers and cheese-fries, the Snuffer’s now want to avoid the hamburger laden menus seen on just about every corner.
Their new menu will feature handcrafted pizzas, Tex-Mex dishes and a full service bar serving a variety of tequila, margaritas, and draft and bottle beers. Not that hamburgers will be completely gone from the menu – they just won’t be the prominent item.
The Snuffer’s left Snuffer’s Restaurant and Bar in 2013, following the takeover by Firebird Restaurant Group in November.
Firebird, a Dallas-based company which also owns El Fenix, Meso Maya and Taquiera La Ventana, bought Snuffer’s bank note and required liens in July, four months after Snuffer’s filed for bankruptcy.