DALLAS (Dec. 30, 2014) – Chef John Tesar’s Spoon Bar & Kitchen (8220
Westchester Dr.) will close after New Year’s Eve dinner service as Chef John Tesar and
Chanticleer Holdings, Inc. separate amicably to pursue their objectives separately.
Tesar will be moving Spoon to a different location to be announced at a later date.
“I don’t see this as an ending, but a new beginning of the next chapter in my career,”
said Tesar. “I’m honored by the support Spoon has received and look forward to
opening it at another space, as well as Fork, the new Italian restaurant concept I’m
“John is a very talented chef and we wish him continued success in his new ventures,”
said Mike Pruitt, chairman/CEO of Chanticleer Holdings, Inc. “Chanticleer will focus
its resources on taking its American concepts international.”
Spoon opened in 2012 and has won several awards since opening, including being
named “Best New Restaurants in the World” by Conde Nast Traveler, “Best New
Restaurants of America” by Bon Appetit and “Best New Restaurants” by Esquire.