Burger Lovers – rejoice! Goff’s is making its triumphant return to Highland Park.
In 1950 Goff’s opened, making it practically a University Park landmark. Harvey “Goff” Gough inherited the burger join from his parents in 1970 before selling the franchise to Jim Francis in 2005.
An unexpected tragedy struck in August of 2016, when a build-up of grease in the grill ventilation of the kitchen started a three-alarm fire that engulfed the restaurant. Approximately 80 firefighters arrived from University Park, Highland Park and Dallas Police Departments in an attempt to salvage the building.
The following afternoon demolition, began on the once-great Goff’s, seemingly taking it away from SMU students and Highland Park families forever.
But all hope is not lost for french fry fanatics. Saturday, nearly two years after the grease fire, Goff’s opened on Mockingbird Lane. Nestled in next to the Southern Methodist University Bookstore and Pokey-O’s Ice Cream, Goff’s will be joining the Mockingbird shopping center.
This walking distance location from the southeast commons gives SMU students the chance to get their burger and an ice cream sandwich all in one trip. And just in time for bathing suit season!
The burger joint announced the construction and grand opening via Facebook, featuring a new look.