The Curse Continues for This I-40 Building In Amarillo
Open, close, open, close is the curse of a building.
Amarillo has many buildings, and many of those buildings have thriving businesses, that have been in them for decades. Other buildings have had one business after another. That's what we call an Amarillo Cursed Building
On this edition, the focus will be on a building located at 8472 W. I-40 Frontage Road
This building was built after 2008, it fits perfectly between Lin's Grand Buffet and the Drury Inn. This is the perfect spot because it is off I-40 and this area at the time (and still) is a fast-growing area.
Famous Daves was the restaurant that began the curse of this building. The building was a Famous Daves Building. The BBQ chain brought their BBQ to Amarillo in 2009, however, it didn't last. They closed the doors in 2015.
Fuddruckers, oh Fuddruckers. You had so many nicknames and some weren't safe for work. People would drive to Lubbock just to have their burgers and the pump cheese. Amarillo rejoiced when Fuddruckers finally opened up a location here in Yellow City. Finally, we could drown our burgers and fries in cheese in Amarillo. However, this Fuddruckers didn't bring the feel of the Lubbock restaurant to Amarillo. The store opened in May of 2016 and closed in January 2022
Let's fast forward to April of 2023.
Volcano Korean BBQ
There isn't much to say about this restaurant, it hasn't even opened yet. IT feels as though they have been working on it forever. The sign is up, teasing the residents of Amarillo, but as of recently, it has a long way to go on the inside. This restaurant has potential because Amarillo hasn't had a Korean BBQ. It will be a novelty, and hopefully, something beloved that will last for decades and not just a few years.