Why Replace Meals When You Can Enjoy Them? Get on the Fast Casual Track in 2012 With Lower Calorie Fare From Fuddruckers®

Jan 05, 2012, 10:03 ET from Fuddruckers



HOUSTON, Jan. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- While Americans traditionally begin the New Year with the goal of eating better and losing weight, these resolutions are often among the first to be broken.  In 2012, Fuddruckers makes it easier for customers to follow a diet regimen without having to forego convenience, flavor, variety, quality, or value.

Jamille Bond, a licensed and registered dietitian assisting in menu development at Fuddruckers®, states that "Fuddruckers can easily be integrated into your diet plan, offering a variety of lunch and dinner components for a targeted daily calorie count of 1,200 – 1,500, which is a range often suggested for safe weight loss."  Bond recommends requesting dry, toasted wheat buns, as well as pairing burgers and sandwiches with salads.  "If you enjoy what you eat, you're also more likely to follow a routine and start seeing the results," she added.


Below is a sampling of items and sides under 600 calories with some associated ingredient and nutritional information:


1/3 lb. Burger

Grilled, fresh – never frozen, 100% USDA premium-cut beef                    

500 calories

Market Toss Salad

With grilled chicken; salads are a good source of Vitamin A/C plus fiber      

511 calories**

Napa Valley Salad

Includes grilled chicken, bleu cheese, apples, dried cranberries and almonds    

517 calories**

Rajun Cajun Sandwich

With grilled chicken                                                                                    

507 calories*

Chopped Steak

Served with grilled onions and mushrooms plus a side salad                          

558 calories

Veggie Burger

A tasty alternative with less total fat, saturated fat and cholesterol                    

432 calories

Salmon Burger

Contains 1.2 g of Omega-3                                                                             

505 calories

Elk Burger

Savory Exotic; lean 1/2 lb. pattie with fewer calories and fat; good source of iron     

515 calories

Fruit Cup


60 calories*

Side Salad

With light dressing                                                                                       

95 calories




*not available at every location

**calorie count does not include dressing


Guests can then customize their burger at the legendary Build Your Own® produce bar, which offers a fantastic array of fresh produce, including sun-ripened tomatoes, hand-leafed lettuce, sliced onions, dill pickles and pico de gallo.


About Fuddruckers®

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.



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