The Evolution of Fuddruckers: From Beer and Burger Joint to Fun, Fast-Casual Dining

Since Fuddruckers first opened its doors in 1980, the restaurant was centered on the premise of serving high quality burgers in a fun, yet sophisticated, environment.  Its first location in San Antonio, Texas is still in existence today, but the core concept of the brand has slowly shifted focus. While their number one priority has and always will be great burgers and quality food items, Fuddruckers has made sure its brand adapts with the times. A perfect example of this is the brand’s new mobile application, which allows customers to give on-site feedback in real time. Fuddruckers believes that this application will make it easier for customers to provide feedback in the over 115 stores that are launching the program. Because the majority of consumers own a mobile device, they feel that the app will make providing opinions on service and experience more convenient, thus making their visitors more likely to provide it in the first place, versus traditional methods of gathering data through paper forms and online surveys.


To further broaden their variety and appeal to an ever-growing health-conscious nation, they also offer vegetarian-friendly options like their Veggie Burger, their Turkey Burger for a lower calorie alternative, as well as a Buffalo Burger. Beyond their signature burger entrées, they also offer a variety of chicken sandwiches, freshly tossed salads, steak sandwiches, hot dogs, kids’ meals, shakes and bakery items.

Fuddruckers seems to have it all figured out when it comes to keeping up with the times. While their look, strategy, and menu has grown and evolved, the Fuddruckers of today still delivers on their original promise of serving only the highest quality foods paired with exceptional customer service.   Fuddruckers_Image1

The Best Burger Franchises For Sale

There’s something about Americans and beef; we love it. Whether it’s pot roast or steak we love anything that moos. As food prices have risen and disposable income has declined, how are Americans getting their beef fix?

The answer? Burgers. Big, juicy burgers with melted cheese and strips of crispy bacon. Mustard, mayonnaise and ketchup on top of a toasted bun. (Hungry yet?) Burgers, despite their German origins, have become the all-American lunch and dinner staple, especially when our pockets are a bit shallower than normal.

Here’s our list of the best burger and diner franchises for sale around:

  • Cheeseburger Bobby’s: More than just cheeseburgers (although they’re mighty good) this place serves frozen custard instead of ice cream.
  • Johnny Rocket’s: Johnny Rockets was founded on the belief that everyone deserves a place where they can escape today’s complicated world and experience the food, fun and friendliness reminiscent of feel-good Americana.
  • BGR The Burger Joint: Meet the Rolling Stones of burgers.
  • Jake’s Wayback Burgers: Dedicated to making burgers the right way: with fresh beef and accompanied by a hand-dipped milkshake.
  • Hwy 55 Burgers & Shakes: Enjoy the delicious dishes of the 50′s at this burger franchise.
  • Huey’s 24/7 Diner: Huey’s serves diner favorites with a New Orleans twist.
  • Mooyah Burgers: They might serve “just burgers and fries” but they do it “just right.”
  • Steak ‘n Shake: The late night favorite.
  • Thumbs Up Diner: Take a step back in time to simpler days with dine favorites like burgers, fries, shakes, patty melts and malts.
  • Tailgater Toby: Let no fan go hungry as a Tailgater Toby franchisee, serving up all the best food before the big game– at the big game!