The Texas family feud that threatened to topple a corn dog empire

What’s the difference between a “corny dog” and an “artisanal corn-battered frank”? The question was the subject of an intense Texas family feud between the owner of the beloved state fair institution Fletcher’s Original Corny Dogs, and her step-granddaughter, who launched her own company, Fletch’s, in 2019. Texas Monthly details the saga in its October issue. The upshot: The two sides of the family reached a confidential settlement, Fletch’s changed its name, and everyone is looking forward to the state fair returning later this month. Just don’t call them corn dogs.

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