Fletcher’s Corny Dogs has been a long-time client of ours at LaBarba Permit Service, and we help them out with getting all the proper alcohol permits in Dallas, TX that they need to be able to serve alcohol at the Texas State Fair every year. Two long-time employees of the company are currently branching out and opening a brand-new type of catering business, which we hope our readers will go out and support!
Corn dogs are a staple of fairs across the country, and Fletcher’s Original State Fair Corny Dogs are one of the most iconic foods of the Texas State Fair. Jace Fletcher Christensen, who is the great-granddaughter of the founder of the company, recently decided to branch out on her own with her mother Vickie Fletcher (who worked for Fletcher’s for decades), and the pair are starting up their own fried food business, Fletch.
The pair are quick to point out that this new business is not meant to be a competitor to the Fletcher’s corn dog empire. Fletcher’s has served its so-called “corny” dogs at the State Fair of Texas since 1942, when Neil Fletcher introduced the food to the fair for the first time. The Fletcher’s name has since become famous across the state.
The new company will be a concessions and catering company that offers “fine stick food,” which will not be available at the state fair. Fletch will have its own corn dogs, but also plenty of other fair-like foods such as funnel cakes (with both sweet and savory toppings), jalapeno poppers and fried pickles.
The fledgling company has already been contracted by AT&T Stadium in Arlington (home of the Dallas Cowboys) to sell its concessions, as well as at University of Texas football games, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth. The company will also provide catering services for special events.
The pair have developed a brand-new recipe for corn dog batter that focuses on using “simple” and “clean” ingredients. The new corn dogs feature a gluten-free batter and grass-fed beef franks. There will be six sauces that accompany the corn dogs, including yellow mustard, ketchup, spicy Dijon, creamy Gorgonzola, ranch and Fletch Sauce (inspired by the Cane’s Sauce from Raising Cane). Drinks at Fletch’s stands will include an original recipe from Vickie for fresh-squeezed lemonade with jalapeno.
It’s still early days for the new company. People will get their first tastes of Fletch’s foods at upcoming festivals this spring. This month they will be present at the Mansfield Pickle Parade and the North Texas Irish Festival. Fletch will also hand out its corn dogs for free on Monday, March 19 at The Rustic in Uptown.
If you have the opportunity, be sure to get out and support Fletch in this brand-new endeavor!
For more information about the steps involved with getting your alcohol permit in Dallas, TX, we encourage you to contact our team today with any questions you have and we will be happy to assist in whatever way we can.