Bill Smith's Cafe is set to close at the end of the month. (Miranda Jaimes/Community Impact Newspaper)
Bill Smith’s Cafe is permanently closing at 1510 W. University Drive, McKinney. The cafe’s last day of service will be July 31.
Bill Smith’s Cafe opened in 1956 and is now run by Bill Smith Jr., who took over the business from his parents. Smith Jr. is now retiring.
The cafe has evolved over the years, opening at first with one small room and a grill and seating for 40; it now serves breakfast and lunch with space for 200, according to a previous Community Impact Newspaper article.
Bill Smith’s Cafe’s menu includes items such as pancakes and waffles, eggs, fruit, biscuits, sandwiches, burgers, stew and chili. 972-542-5331. www.billsmithscafe1956.com
Miranda joined Community Impact Newspaper as an editor in August 2017 with the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake edition. In 2019 she transitioned to editor for the McKinney edition. She began covering Frisco as well in 2020. Miranda covers local government, transportation, business and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Miranda served as managing editor for The Prosper Press, The Anna-Melissa Tribune and The Van Alstyne Leader, and before that reported and did design for The Herald Democrat, a daily newspaper in Grayson County. She graduated with a degree in journalism from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014.