The COVID-19 pandemic, construction, unstable food supply, rising costs and co-founder Cliff Clark “having health issues” led to the restaurant's decision to close, according to the post.
“We would like to thank our customers and our family of employees for supporting us,” the post stated. “It has been our pleasure to serve up Texas comfort food and bring joy to so many over the years. As a small family business, we feel truly blessed to have been in operation for so long.”
The restaurant was named after and inspired by Reno Red, who was a “chuck wagon master” and carried half of all the cattle in Texas along the Chisholm Trail, according to the restaurant’s Facebook page.
“Cowboys knew when they saw his chuck wagon it meant there was going to be some good eatin' and tales to tell,” according to Reno Red’s Facebook page. “For most cowboys the chuck wagon was truly their home on the range.”
Reno Red’s second location called Red’s Yard in Denton is staying open, according to the post. 940-218-2981. www.redsyardtx.com