Fuddruckers® Marks 15 Years In Jacksonville With October 15 Dining For Dollars Event; 15% Of Proceeds To Benefit Semper Fi Fund
JACKSONVILLE, N.C., Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Fuddruckers, home of the "World's Greatest Hamburgers," is celebrating 15 years in Jacksonville by honoring the men and women who have made the bustling, beachfront destination one of the country's most important military communities. On Monday, October 15, the popular, fast casual restaurant, which is located at 253 Western Blvd., will be donating 15% of its sales to the Semper Fi Fund, a non-profit that provides immediate financial support for injured and critically ill members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families.
Proceeds will provide relief for financial needs that arise during hospitalization and recovery, as well as assistance for those with ongoing needs. Since being established in 2004, the Semper Fi Fund has issued more than 44,000 grants, totaling more than $65-million, to over 8,000 heroes and their families.
According to Peter Tropoli, Chief Operating Officer, "Our Jacksonville location has a long history of giving back to the community, and we can't think of a more fitting way to mark this major milestone than sharing it with the many enlisted and retired military who call the area home."
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. A signature is the delicious sesame-topped buns that are baked from scratch on-site throughout the day to achieve the perfect combination of crisp crust and melt-in-your-mouth texture.
Luby's Fuddruckers Restaurants, LLC operates restaurants under the brands Luby's and Fuddruckers and provides foodservice management through its Luby's Culinary Services division. The company-operated restaurants include 93 cafeterias, 59 Fuddruckers restaurants and four other non-core restaurants. Its 93 Luby's cafeterias are located throughout Texas and other states. Its Fuddruckers restaurants include 59 company-operated locations and 124 franchises across the United States (including Puerto Rico) and Canada. Luby's Culinary Services provides foodservice management to 18 sites consisting of healthcare, higher education and corporate dining locations.