Pat Snuffer opened Snuffer’s Restaurant & Bar in 1978, Brand President Quinn Dixon said. The original location was on lower Greenville Avenue in Dallas.

“[Snuffer] just wanted a fun place for Southern Methodist University students to grab a burger, get some cold beer and have a good time,” Dixon said. “Some SMU students helped invent the Cheddar Fries, which we are known for. They said, ‘Can you throw all this stuff on some french fries?’ And the Cheddar Fries was born.”

Today, all nine Snuffer’s locations are owned by Mike Karns and are part of Local Favorites Restaurants Company.

As part of the 45th anniversary celebration happening this year, Snuffer’s is rolling out new food and drink menus. However, most of the offerings will be familiar to returning guests.

“Sixty percent of the old menu will remain, and 40% new will be added,” Dixon said. “The old favorites are not going away, like the Classic Burger and Dr Pepper BBQ Bacon Burger.”

Dixon said his favorite part of being the brand president is that every day is different. His responsibilities include administration work, staining tables, scheduling, creating recipes and much more.

“So far, between the prep recipes and the actual menu items, I’ve written 42 recipes for the new menu,” he said. “There are still a few more to go.”

Some of the new items are wagyu burgers, taco salad, candied brussels sprouts, elote-style corn and beer-battered onion rings.

Dixon said Director of Operations Nico Sanchez and Colleyville location General Manager Andrew Haynes also added recipes to the menu.

The Colleyville location is the newest and opened in 2015. Dixon said there are things that set this one apart from others in that it has a rolling window so there is an indoor/outdoor bar. It also serves wine and brunch.

“Our brunch menu is surprising because of what you can get,” Dixon said. “I have Vanilla Bourbon Pancakes—it’s basically a French toast-seasoned pancake with fresh berries and bananas and topped with a TX Whiskey vanilla sauce and powdered sugar.”

Other popular brunch items served Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. are the Loaded Avocado Toast, a recipe Haynes created, and the Hot Honey Fried Chicken & French Toast.

Dixon said he enjoys seeing a good amount of repeat guests.

“We have regulars who come back because you’re not rushed,” he said. “The beer will always be cold; the burger always juicy, fries always crisp; and you’ll have a good time.”

Snuffer’s Restaurant & Bar

4717 Colleyville Blvd., Colleyville


Hours: Sun.-Thu. 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-10 p.m.