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Classic East Dallas Breakfast Spot Goldrush Cafe Temporarily Closes

Founder Virgil Sanchez Sr. just passed away

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Very sad news for fans of Goldrush Cafe’s huevos rancheros and chicken fried steak & eggs. Culturemap Dallas reports that the East Dallas breakfast institution is closing until further notice after the death of founder Virgil Sanchez, Sr.

A post on Facebook announced Sanchez’s passing, writing: “Virgil Sanchez Senior passed away today. He was the patriarch of the Sanchez family and the Goldrush Cafe. He opened the Goldrush for his children, Virgil, Johnny, George, Markie and Lizzy. All of East Dallas benefited from his gift. The Goldrush will be closed til further notice.”

More than 100 fans of the cafe responded to the post, writing comments like “I’m so sorry to hear this. Loved him. What a selfless human being. He will be missed dearly,” and “So very sorry for your loss. He created a wonderful legacy for his family and the neighborhood.” Another wrote: “East Dallas mourns with you.”

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