FORT MYERS, Fla - Dec. 9, 2015 // PRNewswire // - Fuddruckers, a Texas-based heritage brand, has plans to more than double its presence in Florida with regional franchisee Urdaneta, Reyes & Videla. The duo is anticipating a December 14 debut of a new 6,300-square-foot fast casual restaurant at Market Square in Fort Myers. This is the third opening as a result of the partnership, which is developing an additional seven restaurants in and around Tampa and Orlando. Fuddruckers currently has two sites in Orlando and five in South Florida, spanning Fort Lauderdale to Miami.
The Fort Myers location at 5050 Daniels Parkway, just off S. Tamiami Trail, will accommodate 182 diners and also offer a patio with seating for more than 40 guests. An engaging design scheme, which references Fuddruckers' classic, Americana origins, will set an inviting backdrop for a family gathering, work lunch or date night.
According to Peter Tropoli, Chief Operating Officer of Luby's, Inc., "We have a large and loyal fan base in Florida, and we are thrilled to be growing our presence in the state with franchisee Urdaneta, Reyes & Videla, making it easier than ever for Floridians to get a taste of the World's Greatest Hamburgers.
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 Fort Meyers menu will offer variety for many tastes with specialty soup and fish options, hand-breaded rings and tenders, plus 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 will feature 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, 76 Fuddruckers restaurants, eight Cheeseburger in Paradise full service restaurants and bars and one Bob Luby's Seafood Grill. Its Luby's Cafeterias are located primarily in Texas. In addition to the company-operated Fuddruckers locations, Luby's is the franchisor for 110 Fuddruckers franchise locations across the United States (including Puerto Rico), Canada, Mexico, Panama, Italy, Poland, Chile, Colombia and the Dominican Republic. Luby's Culinary Services provides food service management to 21 sites consisting of healthcare, higher education and corporate dining locations.