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Get a piece of Fort Worth burger joint Fred's Texas Cafe on closing night

Get a piece of Fort Worth burger joint Fred's Texas Cafe closing night

Fred's Texas Cafe
They're going out with a bang. Photo by Nancy Farrar

As previously reported, Fort Worth burger king Fred's Texas Cafe is moving from its West 7th location to greener pastures IE a new, bigger space at 7101 Camp Bowie West where it will open in early spring.

But before it goes, it'll go out with a big celebration of its decades-long legacy in the West 7th area with a New Year's Eve party from 11 am-1 am, giving supporters a chance to reminisce and say their official goodbye.

Fred's was on Currie Street for nearly 50 years, during which time an entire district sprung up around them.

At the going-away event, their full menu will be available with burgers and beer, plus live music and a photo booth for goodbye selfies.

If you get there between 6-11 pm, you get a ticket for giveaways presented throughout the night including signed albums from musician friends and other swag.

They'll also hold a raffle benefitting charity. The prize: a bar stool from the Currie St location. Tickets will be sold from 6-10 pm and drawn at 10:30 pm; you must be present to win.

Fred's will continue auctioning off memorabilia throughout January including bar stools and booths.

Owners JD and Gari Chandler, who've owned the cafe since 1978, are retiring and will sell the Currie Street location. The new location will be run by remaining owners, operations manager Quincy Wallace and Terry Chandler, the couple's son.

The new space will have a bigger patio with a stage and garage doors, bigger indoor dining space, and direct lot and street parking access.

Both Fred's locations will close on December 21 at 3 pm for a family party, welcoming all current and former employees, longtime friends, and customers. The restaurant will technically be closed, but Quincy will roast a whole pig, and attendees are asked to bring a side dish, dessert, or canned goods to donate to the food bank.