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Fred's Texas Cafe to open a second location

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Posted 1:14pm on Wednesday, Mar. 16, 2011

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 Fred’s Texas Cafe, the iconic and seemingly unclonable 50-year-old dive near the West 7th shops. Fred’s II will open by May near Interstate 35W.

The new Fred’s will bring personality to a lifeless strip shopping center. The restaurant will replace a wing-bar-turned-oyster-bar at 2730 Western Center Blvd.

“We’re going to try to mimic Fred’s organization — or disorganization — as much as we can,” said Terry Chandler, owner and “Outlaw Chef” of the Luckenbach-like cafe.

The new Fred’s will serve the original’s 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.”

The original Fred’s -- which won DFW.com's 2009 Battle of the Burgers -- is open for lunch and dinner daily except Mondays at 915 Currie St.; 817-332-0083, www.fredstexascafe.com.

Fred’s also makes sandwiches, soups and specials to go weekdays at Ranch Oak Market, 3005 Bledsoe St.

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