ALGONQUIN, Ill., Dec. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A 6,600-square-foot Fuddruckers fast casual restaurant has now taken the place of Cheeseburger in Paradise in Algonquin, IL, a northwest suburb of Chicago. Luby's, Inc., the parent company of both brands, operates the site, which is located at 1900 S. Randall Road in the popular Algonquin Commons lifestyle center. The restaurant officially opens today.
According to Peter Tropoli, Chief Operating Officer of Luby's, Inc., "Algonquin is an important market for us, and we are committed to being a part of this community. In fact, our involvement here since purchasing Cheeseburger in Paradise is what led us to realize that the family-oriented dynamics of this location were better suited to Fuddruckers. Additionally, a brand swap allowed us to accelerate renovations of the site to provide the village with a stylish gathering place in keeping with the demographics of the community."
The Algonquin Commons restaurant will serve as showcase for Fuddruckers' dynamic, new interior scheme. While paying homage to the chain's signature, roadhouse look, the refreshed design caters to today's more sophisticated tastes. A highlight of the venue – and unusual offering for most Fuddruckers restaurants – will be a full-service bar featuring a menu of beer, wine, cocktails and specialty drinks, including a variety of margaritas, mojitos, pina coladas and sangrias. A tasty selection of appetizers also appears on the menu, including nachos, popcorn and coconut shrimp, quesadillas and an old CIP favorite, frickles!
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.
About Luby's, Inc.
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 93 Luby's cafeterias, 62 Fuddruckers restaurants, 20 Cheeseburger in Paradise full service restaurants and bars, one Koo Koo Roo Chicken Bistro and one Bob Luby's Seafood Grill. Its 93 Luby's cafeterias are located throughout Texas and other states. Its Fuddruckers restaurants include 62 company-operated locations and 117 franchises across the United States (including Puerto Rico), Canada, and Mexico. Luby's Culinary Services provides food service management to 21 sites consisting of healthcare, higher education and corporate dining locations.