Fuddruckers prides itself for making the world’s greatest hamburger, which is their tag line. The Fuddruckers hamburger is always made with prime, 100 percent All-American beef that is premium-cut and never frozen.
Fudds Prime is the name of the cattle that are raised humanely, eating only a strict vegetarian diet. The meat contains no additives or by-products. The hamburgers at Fuddruckers are always fresh, quality meat that will be grilled to order. Customers can choose different sizes from 1/3 pounds up to one pound meat patties.
History of Fuddruckers
In 1980 Phillip Romano, who loved hamburgers, opened the Fuddruckers restaurant in San Antonio, Texas. He had a passion to make the world’s greatest hamburger in the most natural way possible. Phillip Romano wanted every aspect about the hamburger, from the meat, the bun, and the produce on the hamburger to be the finest he could find served in a clean customer friendly restaurant.
The three people responsible for the Fuddruckers franchising success met while working for another fast food franchising organization in Spartanburg, South Carolina. They decided to take advantage of the hamburger craze and develop the franchise rights for Fuddruckers Restaurant for the Carolinas, and formed The Butcher-The Baker Management Company. In 1984 they started the process of franchising Fuddruckers Restaurants.
In September, 1985 the first Fuddruckers Restaurant opened in Spartanburg. The restaurant was a success, partly because of its funny name. The owners operated their corporate office over their garage and began operating their own business instead of working for someone else. They had the expertise in operating hamburger franchises, so understood the business and what worked.
The next Fuddruckers opened on Greenville, South Carolina in May, 1991. A second Greenville Fuddruckers was opened in the central business area of Greenville. Restaurants soon opened in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina followed by a restaurant in Sevierville, Tennessee.
From there, other restaurants began opening and now there are Fuddruckers Restaurants located throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada.
Fuddruckers has an extensive menu, but they are known for three specialty burgers.
- The Works Burger – grilled mushrooms, smokehouse bacon, American cheese
- Three Cheese Burger – Monterey jack, swiss, and cheddar cheeses
- Bacon Cheddar Burger – smokehouse bacon and cheddar cheese
Fuddruckers burgers can be ordered in one-third, one-half, two-thirds or one pound premium-cut, vegetarian-fed beef that was born on only a few ranches in the United States. The All-American meat burgers are placed on buns that are made from scratch daily and baked right in the restaurant. Once the burger is ordered with toppings, they can be piled high with produce from the fresh produce bar.
But, Fuddruckers has other delicious items on the menu for those who do not feel like a burger. The menu offers crispy or grilled chicken breast sandwiches, chicken tenders, and a rib-eye sandwich. Of course, fries are available to order, including sweet potato fries.
The menu also offers salads. Tossed salads, chicken caesar salads, and taco salads are available, along with a Napa Valley salad that comes with bleu cheese crumbles.
Additional Menu Options
Specialty burgers include buffalo, elk, wild boar, and ostrich. Fish sandwiches, fish and chips, and hot dogs round out the impressive menu. Kids have their own menu of hamburgers and hot dogs.
There is something for everyone for the whole family at a Fuddruckers Restaurant, and it’s good to know that the meat being consumed is bred naturally without a lot of hormones and additives.
Fuddruckers also has catering services and will work with organizations on fundraising events. They believe in giving back to the communities that support their restaurants.
The best way to get information about what is going on at Fuddruckers is to join the Fudds Club. Signing up is as easy as providing name, email, and cell phone number. Not only will the Fudds member get special coupons for joining the Club, they will also receive anniversary and birthday coupons. Any discounts, promotions, or specials that are being offered will be sent directly to the email or texted to the Fudds Club member. They never sell or share the information about their members, and a member can cancel at any time.
A great coupon for Fuddruckers restaurant can be found at FuddsPrime.com. It is a coupon for a Fudds Prime burger at the restaurant. Coupons can also be found on the Fuddruckers Facebook and Twitter sites. Since Fuddruckers restaurants are franchises, each individual restaurant may offer their own specials, so check local papers for inserts about discounts. Often there are Fuddruckers flyers for buy-one get-one deals as well as dollars off savings.
Fuddruckers coupons can also be found in the local community’s mailers. Samples of saving include 10 percent off any meals, and $2.00 milkshakes for Mother’s Day. Any military personnel always get a 10 percent off all orders, excluding alcohol. Fuddruckers also has Happy Hour drink specials.
Popular coupons include $3.00 for $6.00 of whatever is ordered, and a burger, fries and drink for only $6.99. The buy-one get-one coupons are also available online.
Most coupons have expiration dates, so watch them closely in order to take advantage of the deals. The best way to receive coupons for Fuddruckers is to watch their advertisements in the local area where the Fuddruckers franchise is located, or to join the Fudds Club. When visiting the restaurant, ask if they are having any promotions or running any specials.