August 14, 2014 // Franchising.com // HOUSTON - Just days from the second anniversary of it's prototype new build, dual concept launch in Pearland, Houston-based Luby's, Inc. welcomed its freshest side-by-side Luby's cafeteria and Fuddruckers fast casual restaurant pairing today with simultaneous openings in Webster. The south side project is the company's fifth in Texas and third in Greater Houston. Recent additions have included Dallas in June, Austin in March and Katy in January.
The venues, which are ideally situated at 20001 Gulf Freeway on the northbound access road between Bay Area Boulevard and W. Medical Center Blvd., occupy a free-standing, nearly 13,000-square-foot structure.
According to Peter Tropoli, Chief Operating Officer of Luby's, Inc., "We are excited to mark the two-year milestone of our prototype side-by-side pairing with the launch of a dual concept site in one of the most in-demand retail areas of Greater Houston."
Luby's occupies the larger of the two spaces with seating for 220 guests in 9,900 square feet, while the 3,000-square-foot Fuddruckers can accommodate 92 diners. Fuddruckers presents a stylish take on the chain's signature, roadhouse look. The design offers a casual sophistication that has broad appeal for families, couples and businesspeople.
The decor at Luby's references both the Texas Hill Country and aspects of the Mid-Century modern movement, paying homage to the place and time of the brand's 1940s era beginnings. Rich finishes include inviting accents of bronze and walnut, while a neutral background gives way to pops of vibrant color, including red, avocado and Mediterranean blue. Traditional, leather upholstered wood chairs are offset by contemporary fixtures and murals.
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 95 Luby's Cafeterias, 69 Fuddruckers restaurants, 15 Cheeseburger in Paradise full service restaurants and bars and one Bob Luby's Seafood Grill. Its 95 Luby's Cafeterias are located primarily in Texas. In addition to the 69 company-operated Fuddruckers locations, Luby's is the franchiser for 111 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.
SOURCE Luby's, Inc.