In The North Texas Corn Dog Battle, "Fletch" Doesn't Live

Andrew Greenstein
January 21, 2020 - 2:34 pm
Fletcher's Corny Dogs, State Fair of Texas

Credit: J.Burkett Photo

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DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - The family behind a decades-long staple of the State Fair of Texas wins a battle in federal court against a former family member.

The family that owns Fletcher's Corny Dogs was granted an injunction in federal court late last week against an ex-daughter-in-law of the family.

Victoria Fletcher and her daughter, Jace Fletcher Christensen, recently started their own corn dog venture called "Fletch."

Thanks to the injunction, Victoria and Jace will now have to come up with another name.

"My family is just very pleased and grateful that the judge saw some of the confusion that my family has been dealing with the past year," says Amber Fletcher, granddaughter of one of the founders of Fletcher's Corny Dogs.

The Fletcher family was not looking for any monetary compensation from their former family members in their federal lawsuit.

"We're asking that they simply change their name to something that won't confuse the customers of Fletcher’s Corny Dogs" says Amber Fletcher.

For the time being, Victoria and Jace's corn dog business is going by the name "No Name" until they can come up with something else.

Amber Fletcher says it's unfortunate that the dispute had to go to federal court to be resolved.

"I think the tragedy is that members of the family went on this venture without involving the original family and the owners of the company and the Fletcher name," Amber Fletcher says.

Still, the family that owns Fletcher's Corny Dogs wishes no ill will against their former family member and wishes her and her daughter the best.

"Hopefully they will go on to do events in their restaurant with a different name and gain a following of their own not associated with Fletcher's," says Amber Fletcher.

KRLD has reached out to Victoria Fletcher and Jace Fletcher Christensen for reaction and is waiting to hear back.