June 26, 2022


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1950s-era Clown Burger restaurant near Fort Worth sold

Clown Burger, a conventional hamburger stand unchanged considering the fact that it opened in 1959, will transform arms to a new owner Dec. 16, owner Kari Snodgrass introduced in a weekend Facebook article.

After a sequence of mishaps including a damaged foot and back again, Snodgrass wrote that her relatives has resolved to offer the landmark burger stand, 5010 Stanley Keller Street, to yet another Haltom Metropolis family.

Willis Odell, a businessman and bar owner, posted on Facebook that he and his son, Matt, will be the new house owners. Odell, a previous candidate for Town Council in Haltom Town, included that he “will no extended be in politics.”

“it is time to section ways” with Clown Burger, Snodgrass wrote in an on the net concept.

“We really feel it’s time for a new family to arrive in and adore it as a great deal as we have.”

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Clown Burger is in its 2nd area in Haltom Metropolis. Khampha Bouaphanh Star-Telegram archives

Clown Burger is a throwback to the period of push-ins, Elvis Presley and poodle skirts.

Initial at its authentic location at 5512 E. Belknap St., then on Stanley Keller Road, it serves aged-school skinny-patty double cheeseburgers that flavor mostly of cheese, mustard and chopped white onions, alongside with scorching canines and clean-minimize, slender french fries.

Clown Burger was the to start with clown in town. It opened two yrs ahead of the Griff’s Burger Bar chain and three several years before McDonald’s released Texas areas, adopted by Jack in the Box.

A Clown Burger jalapeno double cheeseburger with fries. Bud Kennedy [email protected]

Snodgrass’s father, Bill Louthan, retired in 2016 after 53 decades functioning the grill.

“I did ask my father’s guidance, and we arrived to the arrangement that it is time to provide,” Snodgrass said.

Her past day will be Dec. 16, she stated.

Odell wrote on Facebook that his son, Matt, will run the restaurant.

“We will be household-operated just a unique family,” he wrote. “We will provide the Haltom City citizens with enjoy, we appreciate our town.”

The cafe is presently closed though Snodgrass recovers from the foot injuries.

When she recovers, Clown Burger will be open up for lunch Tuesday through Saturday 817-298-1477, fb.com/ClownBurger.

Clown Burger in Haltom Metropolis. Khampha Bouaphanh [email protected]

This story was initially released Could 21, 2022 2:38 PM.

Columnist Bud Kennedy is a Fort Worth male who protected significant university soccer at 16 and has moved on to two Super Bowls, 7 political conventions and 18 Texas Legislature sessions. Given that 1985, he has also created additional than 2,800 “Eats Beat” columns about Texas eating, restaurants and foodstuff.