On Tuesday, July 7, 2020 the State Fair of Texas Board of Directors voted to cancel the 2020 State Fair of Texas. In response, Fletcher's has issued this statement:
"For 78 years, the Fletcher's family has served their original corny dogs to attendees of the State Fair of Texas. While we are heartbroken that the State Fair of Texas will not take place this year, we take the health of our employees and customers seriously and understand the decision that was made to protect the public at large from COVID-19."
Over the past few months, Fletcher's has been catering private events and creating public pop-ups throughout the DFW-area to lift the spirits of everyone affected by the pandemic. A calendar of upcoming events can be found on our website which lists best-practices for safely enjoying an outing.
We like to think that you can credit America’s obsession with fried foods, in part, to brothers Neil & Carl Fletcher. In 1938, the brothers invented a brand new food category and perfected what we know today as a “Corny Dog.”
In addition to the Original Corny Dog, Fletcher’s also serves a Jalapeño and Cheese Dog, a Bird Dog (Turkey), a Veggie Dog and a Cheezy Pup
Over 500,000 corny dogs are sold annually throughout the 24 days of the State Fair of Texas. That’s 60,000 pounds of hot dogs!
Ketchup or Mustard? The Fletcher family says MUSTARD is what you put on a corny dog, but due to customer demand, ketchup was introduced in 1994. During the State Fair of Texas, Fletcher’s will go through 1500 gallons of mustard and 800 ketchup.
Fletcher’s has delighted celebrities and dignitaries from around the world including Oprah Winfrey, the Jonas Brothers, Emmitt Smith, Mikhail Gorbachev, Julia Child, Dirk Nowitzki, Mario Lopez, and former Texas Governor Rick Perry