To say it hasn’t been easy for restaurants to survive the pandemic might be the understatement of the year. But for Jace Fletcher, the self-proclaimed “Corndog Queen,” her restaurant’s story has been shakier than most.
The original location opened up quietly on Technology Boulevard in mid-January, in the midst of a complicated lawsuit that involved Fletcher and her mother Victoria on one side, and grandmother Glenda “GG” Fletcher and the Original Fletcher’s Corny Dogs empire on the other. That suit was ultimately dropped, and now Jace Fletcher is moving forward with a second outpost of her cheekily named fried food destination, Corndog With No Name.
“We all agreed to settle the lawsuits and not to comment further,” Fletcher says.
Fletcher tells Eater that the new location is set to make its debut later this month at Preston Center. It will take over the 2,000 square foot space formerly occupied by Urban Caphe, in between Hopdoddy Burger Bar and juice bar the Gem. “We wanted to be in the Park Cities. I went to SMU, so the neighborhood feels like home,” she says. “My Mom’s very first job was at a donut shop on the corner of Preston and Berkshire Lane 50 years ago.”
The second Corndog With No Name will serve the same menu as the original location, including the famed crispy corn dogs and funnel cakes. There’s also a liquor license in the works, which means that a cocktail menu will follow in the coming months.
When Corndog With No Name opens, tentatively on December 21, the restaurant will operate via curbside and patio service only from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday.