Fuddruckers Expanding Austin Presence
- January, 27 2014
Located at 12815 Shops Parkway, Suite 100 in the west side community of Bee Cave, the fast casual venue replaces a former Waterloo Ice House. Parent company, Luby's, Inc., is also nearing completion on another Austin Fuddruckers at 415 W. Slaughter Lane in the Southpark Meadows area. The Texas-based heritage brand first began in San Antonio in 1980.
According to Peter Tropoli, Chief Operating Officer of Luby's, Inc., "We're excited to be expanding in the Austin area, where we are introducing a few surprises with our new Fuddruckers locations."
The Galleria restaurant embraces its sense of place with Texas limestone accents and a merging of indoor and outdoor elements. The main building encompasses 6,100 square feet and features a 250-seat dining room with a fresh take on the chain's signature, roadhouse look.
An enclosed, temperature-controlled patio and event space offers an additional 1,000 square feet and seating for 50. Its wall of glass paneled garage doors can be opened, weather permitting. The patio leads to a covered bar area plus additional outdoor seating with picnic tables and a fenced playground with expansive jungle gym.
In a departure from most Fuddruckers stores, the restaurant will offer a full spectrum of mixed beverages, exotic cocktails, fine wines and craft beers at both the indoor and outdoor bars. Up to 22 beers will be featured on tap.
Since its founding, 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. 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, 65 Fuddruckers restaurants, 19 Cheeseburger in Paradise full service restaurants and bars, one Koo Koo Roo Chicken Bistro and one Bob Luby's Seafood Grill. Its 95 Luby's cafeterias are located throughout Texas and other states. Its Fuddruckers restaurants include 65 company-operated locations and 116 franchises across the United States (including Puerto Rico), Canada, and Mexico. Luby's Culinary Services provides food service management to 22 sites consisting of healthcare, higher education and corporate dining locations.
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