MIAMI, - June 2, 2014 // PRNewswire // - Fuddruckers fast casual chain is growing its presence in South Florida. The award-winning, Texas-born brand opens its newest location today at 15400 Kendall Drive near the West Kendall Baptist Hospital. The debut also marks a 12-year affiliation with locally-based franchisees Marcello and Berny Montalvan of Vitafoods Enterprises.
The 6,000-square-foot restaurant seats 260 and features a patio for alfresco dining. This site brings Fuddruckers' restaurant count to five in the Miami area and seven statewide. Vitafoods Enterprises also operates the stores in Doral, Hialeah, Pembroke Pines and Palmetto Bay.
According to Peter Tropoli, Chief Operating Officer of Luby's, Inc., "Miamians have long been fans of Fuddruckers, and we are thrilled to be introducing yet another convenient home for the World's Greatest Hamburgers to meet demand in the area. We appreciate the dedication of the Montalvans and their Vitafoods Enterprises in providing Kendall with the superior food and fast casual experience that Fuddruckers is known for."
A showcase for Fuddruckers' dynamic, new interior scheme, the restaurant pays homage to the chain's signature, roadhouse look, while catering to today's more sophisticated tastes. The resulting ambience is ideal for a family outing, business lunch or a date night shared over exotic Akaushi Kobe and buffalo burgers.
Since its founding in 1980, Fuddruckers has been obsessed with making the world happier, one great hamburger at a time. Grilled-to-order burgers feature always fresh and never frozen, 100% USDA premium-cut beef with no fillers or additives. Delicious, sesame-topped buns are baked from scratch on-site throughout the day to achieve the perfect combination of crisp crust and melt-in-your-mouth texture.
And while burgers are the signature, the engaging menu offers variety for many tastes with an array of sandwiches, platters and salads. No matter what they choose, customers can customize their meal with a trip to the legendary Build Your Own produce bar, which features fantastic fixings like sun-ripened tomatoes, lettuce, sliced onions, dill pickles and classic cheese sauce.
Luby's, Inc. (NYSE: LUB) operates restaurants under the brands Luby's Cafeteria, Fuddruckers and Cheeseburger in Paradise and provides food service management through its Luby's Culinary Services division. The company-operated restaurants include 94 Luby's Cafeterias, 67 Fuddruckers restaurants, 15 Cheeseburger in Paradise full service restaurants and bars, one Koo Koo Roo Chicken Bistro and one Bob Luby's Seafood Grill. Its 94 Luby's Cafeterias are located primarily in Texas. In addition to the 67 company-operated Fuddruckers locations, Luby's is the franchisor for 114 Fuddruckers franchise locations across the United States (including Puerto Rico), Canada, Mexico, Italy and the Dominican Republic. Luby's Culinary Services provides food service management to 26 sites consisting of healthcare, higher education and corporate dining locations.