HOUSTON, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fuddruckers (NYSE: LUB), the Texas-born home of the World's Greatest Hamburgers, is riding out multiple sclerosis with Lockton Companies, LLC, the world's largest, privately owned, independent insurance broker, for the 2011 BP MS 150 charity bike ride April 16-17 throughout the Texas Hill Country. The 150-mile journey spans the distance between Houston and Austin, and raises money for research and funding for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society's Lone Star Chapter.
Lockton Companies, LLC has participated in the BP MS 150 for four years, and this marks its second teamed up with Fuddruckers, which is supporting the company's Houston team by serving the 125-member crew freshly grilled burgers at the ride's halfway point in La Grange, Texas. Fuddruckers also held a benefit night for the Lockton Cycling team, donating twenty percent of its sales of the evening to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
This year's race will bring together more than 12,000 bike riders from across the country. The BP MS 150 is the largest fundraising bike ride in North America and raised more than $17 million for the disease in 2010.
Fuddruckers®, home of the World's Greatest Hamburgers™, has been delivering uncompromised quality and freshness that inspires guests to build their own World's Greatest Burger Experience, which Fuddruckers® pioneered in 1980 with its legendary Market Fresh Produce and Fixins' Bar. Fuddruckers® has nearly 200 restaurants throughout North America. Two-thirds of Fuddruckers® restaurants are franchised by small business owners and multi-unit operators in cities and neighborhoods across 32 states, Washington D.C., Canada and Puerto Rico.
About Luby's, Inc.
Luby's, Inc. operates restaurants under the brands Luby's and Fuddruckers. Its 96 Luby's restaurants are located throughout Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, the Rio Grande Valley and other locations throughout Texas and other states. Its Fuddruckers restaurants include 59 company-operated locations and 129 franchises across the United States. Luby's Culinary Services provides food service management to 19 sites consisting of healthcare, higher education and corporate dining locations.
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