Bracken Cafe celebrates Burger Day, reopening

Cafe closed down in December

SAN ANTONIO – It is day of celebration for burger lovers. Thursday is National Burger Day.

In addition to observing Burger Day, Bracken Cafe also celebrated its reopening.

In December, the cafe was closed by owner Linda Waggoner after she could not come to a lease agreement after 26 years in the town of Bracken.

"Heartbreaking, heartbreaking to leave that place," Waggoner said.

But after much urging by customers, Waggoner decided not to retire and found a new place on the grounds of Retama Park and reopened the beginning of May.

"They say it's a blessing. People know it was meant to be," Waggoner said.

The new location is three times larger than the previous building. But Waggoner is dishing out the same atmosphere and the same quality food.

"The burgers are the best burgers in town. They're big, they're juicy," said Martha Sweeney, a frequent customer.

Waggoner also opens the cafe during breakfast to accommodate workers and jockeys at the horse track during racing season.

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