Diners in north Fort Worth get tired of traffic. So Fort Worth restaurants are adding locations up north.
The latest restaurant to send explorers northward is Freds Texas Cafe, the iconic and seemingly unclonable 50-year-old dive near the West 7th shops. Freds II will open by May near Interstate 35W.
The new Freds will bring personality to a lifeless strip shopping center. The restaurant will replace a wing-bar-turned-oyster-bar at 2730 Western Center Blvd.
Were going to try to mimic Freds organization or disorganization as much as we can, said Terry Chandler, owner and Outlaw Chef of the Luckenbach-like cafe.
The new Freds will serve the originals daily lunch and dinner specials, Sunday brunch and Fred Burgers.
Chandler said he knows the location needs help. Did I go out there and fall on the ground thrilled over this strip shopping center? No, he said. But our customers love the new location.
Freds also makes sandwiches, soups and specials to go weekdays at Ranch Oak Market, 3005 Bledsoe St.