SANTIAGO, Chile, Dec. 10, 2014 // PRNewswire // -- Fuddruckers, a Texas-based heritage brand formally debuted its first South American site in Santiago, Chile today with Chilean franchisee, SRTC. The 3,500-square-foot, fast casual restaurant with dynamic roadhouse decor and seating for 140 is located at Isidora Goyenchea 3275 in the upscale Las Condes neighborhood. The partnership calls for the construction of an additional nine Fuddruckers restaurants throughout Chile and South America over the next several years.
According to Peter Tropoli, Chief Operating Officer of Luby's, Inc., "We are excited to continue the global growth of the Fuddruckers brand through partnerships with homegrown operators like SRTC, who have established themselves as leaders in the field. We also look forward to introducing South America to the 'World's Greatest Hamburgers,' including regional specialties like the Avocado Cheese Burger and Cheese Arugula Burger."
Founded 15 years ago, SRTC's family of franchise restaurants and creative brands is focused on the growing demand for high quality, American-style bar and grill establishments that deliver distinctive experiences and tastes to Chileans. The company, which secured the first international Ruby Tuesday's franchise in 1999, currently owns and operates six brands with 20 restaurants and 700 employees, serving more than a million guests each year.
Since 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, pico de gallo 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, 74 Fuddruckers restaurants, eight Cheeseburger in Paradise full service restaurants and bars and one Bob Luby's Seafood Grill. Its 94 Luby's Cafeterias are located primarily in Texas. In addition to the 74 company-operated Fuddruckers locations, Luby's is the franchisor for 110 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 25 sites consisting of healthcare, higher education and corporate dining locations.