Top 10 Untold Truths Of Fuddruckers!!!
Who doesn’t love burgers?
They’re synonymous when it comes to fast
food chains and Fuddruckers caters to the
This American casual franchise chain specializes
in large burgers and the meat and buns are
prepared on site.
“The world’s greatest hamburgers” are
served at the chain and if that claim doesn’t
persuade you enough to go visit the restaurant,
hopefully, these top 10 untold truths of Fuddruckers
Things Fuddruckers got inspiration from
1979, the year when Michael Jackson released
his first solo album, “Off the Wall,”
ESPN made its entrance on cable TV, the Sahara
Desert witnessed snowfall for 30 minutes,
and founder Philip J. Romano from Dallas,
Texas was scheming up his burger restaurant
For those who are unfamiliar with the chain,
you might be scratching your head, wondering
how the name came to be.
It turns out that the name was cooked up from
a made up name called Fudpucker Airlines,
which has been apparently a joke among aviation
geeks for many years.
Romano has had a pretty colorful life before
he went along with the restaurant business.
Before thinking about the prospects of a restaurant,
he used to run two karate schools, which he,
later on, decided to let go for Fuddruckers.
In order to give full commitment to the venture,
he had to sacrifice the schools in the process.
This shows he wasn’t just another guy dreaming
of the prospect of a fast food chain.
He could also throw in a few punches to show
you that he meant business, whether in karate
or fast food.
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Fill Your Belly at Fuddruckers
Fuddruckers isn’t far behind when it comes
to celebrating Fat Tuesdays.
The chain hosts a challenge which demands
the participants to indulge in a 3-pound burger.
Now the arduous journey to victory doesn’t
just end there.
The burger comes with 1 pound of Fudds fries
and a bottomless soda of your choice.
It’s not like you can take your quality
time and shove all that food in every space
imaginable to come out at the top.
The clock is ticking, and you have to finish
the meal in an hour or less.
So you must be thinking, what do you get for
your munching exploits?
Well, there is a victory t-shirt, which you
can wear with pride and two free meals that
come along with it.
If that wasn’t enough, you acquire the respect
from your loved ones and friends that might
speak about your amazing digestion feats in
hushed tones for years to come.
Although one does scratch a head or two in
regards to the free meal prize, as who would
think of having another go especially after
such a challenge, unless you are a mutant
or have superpowers.
In case you think you’re the chosen one,
keep in mind that reservations are expected
24 hours before arrival time at participating
With every order you make at a Fuddruckers,
comes a ghost haunting your meal free of charge.
At least that’s what customers might be
thinking, visiting the restaurant in Modesto,
Before the restaurant was set up at the place,
there used to be a Blockbuster sitting there.
Rumors were that battery powered toys would
get activated by themselves, doors would open
and close, speakers would churn out spooky
sounds and the lights would turn on and off.
For those who have speculated the cause of
this paranormal activity, they come down to
the conclusion that the happenings are related
to the death of a skater boy during the 1980s.
There were more paranormal activities during
the Blockbuster days, but still, there are
a few bumps in the night at the restaurant
For those whose curiosity gets the best of
them, you can check it out and for those who
don’t want anything to do with ghosts tormenting
them in their nightmares and real life, you
know who you are going to call.
Phil Romano, man with a Fuddruckers vision
Romano is not only affiliated with Fuddruckers.
He’s also moved to other ventures and has
never stayed put.
There are about 25 plus restaurant concepts
which the man has dabbled in including the
famous Macaroni Grill and Cozymel’s, to
name a few.
When he was 50, he found out that he had malignant
lymphoma at the side of his appendix and since
then he has had a dream to do things quickly
because of the ailment.
Finding his passion in art besides opening
popular restaurants, Romano makes abstract
Besides generating an estimated 1 billion
dollars in annual sales from the restaurant
business, his paintings come with a hefty
price tag and can go up to $26,000.
Besides that, Trinity Groves is also part
of the realms which Romano has ventured into.
It is an incubator that cultivates restaurant
concepts for millennials.
At nearly 80 years old now, it seems like
there is still no stopping the man and judging
by his voracity to fully exploit his creative
side, we just have to wait and watch as to
what he ‘cooks’ up next.
The Eatzi incident
The multi-millionaire businessman Phil Romano
became part of a lawsuit made against him
by an assistant manager at Eatzi’s.
Ichel Cook sued Romano on grounds of him harassing
her by grabbing her from behind at a managers
It’s not just her who made that claim – and
the whole thing was caught on video as well,
complete with Romano laughing as he inappropriately
The mother of two was suing Romano for $1,000,000.
His lawyers were backing him up, saying the
case should be dropped, and defending Romano
in the process.
With the statement, Cook wanted to make a
point that such incidents are unacceptable
and no one should face them or be in a similar
situation as she was.
As of 2018, the high profile harassment case
has been settled between both parties, coming
up with some sort of agreement, the details
of which have not been disclosed.
The committed Fuddruckers employee
There are those kinds of employees that work
because they want to earn money and survive
and then there are those who love what they
do and in fact, they love their workplace
so much that they decide to stick around for
Like Fuddruckers employee Brian.
The man has been working at Bush River Rd.
Fuddruckers restaurant since 1987.
His autism is not his Achilles heel when it
comes to working professionally and efficiently.
His job is to observe and inspect the place
by making sure it’s clean.
Since his years of experience working at the
restaurant, Brian has seen many changes happen
during the period.
Some of them have been a change in uniforms
and an upgrade on the menu.
Apparently, Brian seems to approve of them
as he considers the restaurant without them
Now there’s no better person to trust than
Brian when it comes to getting first-hand
information about what he thinks about the
Everyone who knows Brian has nothing but good
things to say about his hard-working attitude.
For now, Brian is happy with the tips he gets
and has no plans to retire.
That’s what we call true dedication and
a positive attitude.
PETA vs Fuddruckers
Now we all love animals and watching random
cat and dog videos and memes on lazy weekends
is second nature.
Hopefully, the people over at PETA (People
for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) would
be doing the same.
So what does PETA have to do with a burger
restaurant such as Fuddruckers?
In its quest to protect animals, PETA has
evaluated various vegan-friendly chains across
the United States, grading them based on the
availability of vegan items on the menu.
Where does Fuddruckers stand compared to other
restaurants and chains?
For all its popularity among general customers,
PETA does not seem to be a fan of it as the
organization gives grade C to the chain.
This is due to the lack of any vegan options
and the vegetarian burger available cannot
be made vegan.
It also found out that the salad and dressings
had animal-derived ingredients, which is another
reason for the C grade.
The chain has been advised to include vegan
options and burgers on the menu.
Come on now Fuddruckers, all opinions on PETA
aside, surely you could offer better vegetarian
and vegan options in the face of ever-increasing
Time for a change at Fuddruckers
Old things, things that don’t work, are
supposed to be removed and new things take
That’s what you’re thinking when you’re
conflicted with throwing out your favorite
chair because its time has come and getting
a new one is the way to go.
Fuddruckers in Reading, Massachusetts was
doing the same thing back in 2015.
The franchise became part of a large-scale
renovation, giving a new look to the 6,700
square foot family-oriented casual diner.
The prototype design at the time came complete
with a reimagined interior and enhanced functionality.
The intention was to give it a more welcoming
A furnished lounge area along with a view-through
fireplace is accompanied by large flatscreens.
For all those who love their draft beer and
are not just satisfied by wine alone, you
are in luck.
Thanks to the changes, beer too has made a
spot on the Fuddrucker’s shelf.
Jim Boland, a restaurateur who owns the franchises
throughout Massachusetts, has been so confident
with the renovations made that there were
plans to roll out the designs to other locations
For those who don’t manage to grab a seat
during rush hour, never fear.
Because of the upgrade, additional seats come
with the design, an improved register technology,
and more options on the menu that includes
all available Fuddruckers items.
Now that’s the spirit Fuddruckers could
further promote, “out with the old, in with
Not in all cases though.
Romano and the heart stent connection
We have already gone over Phil Romano’s
fascination for not sitting in one spot and
always hopping around to invest in different
We have already covered his varied interests,
but another feather in his cap has to be his
investment to fund a heart stent.
When his lawyers and accountants became his
arch nemesis on his move, he still went along
with the idea of delving into the medical
During his time after selling off Fuddruckers,
he came across doctors who had invented the
Palmaz-Schatz coronary stent.
Putting in $250,000, the invention was sold
to Johnson and Johnson and since then has
made $600 million for the three parties.
He disclosed this in one of the interviews
with Fortune.com and also mentioned how he
himself ended up getting those stents for
his own heart.
Now that’s good marketing.
It’s not just Romano who saw the potential
for investing in the device, as in 2010, Texas
too jumped on the occasion by investing $3
million in a Dallas based company formed by
Dr. Julio Palmaz, who created the stent.
The move was made to expand operations and
add more employees.
The device has certainly been a game changer
as the tube-shaped device helps supply blood
to the heart.
When we look at Romano’s resume over the
years it has been pretty unpredictable as
he hasn’t particularly followed any set
pattern when it comes to business.
The guy mentions in the interview that the
true ingredients for a successful business
are responsibility, integrity, communication,
and love of God, patriotism, and charity.
Sounds nice – too bad respect for Ichel Cook
wasn’t part of the package.
Not all is smooth sailing for Romano, as one
of his ventures, Barloni, which comprised
of high-end men’s clothing wasn’t a success
compared to his other adventures.
There’s a new burger at Fuddruckers
If you thought you’ve tried everything on
the menu of the world’s greatest hamburger
joint, there’s a new burger that has made
an entrance recently.
Available only for a limited time, the Frito
Pie Burger became part of the list of items
the restaurant has to offer.
A combination of seasoned 100 percent beef
patty, complimented with cheddar cheese, Frito
corn chips, chili and even more cheese added
to the mix.
It cannot be exactly considered healthy but
hey one would give anything to check out this
With fresh beef served along with all the
delights stacked inside this bun, it’s worth
having to run it off on the treadmill later.
It is unfortunate that such inventions do
have a limited run, but that does add to the
urgency of trying it out.
That’s strategic marketing for you.
In case you are wondering when it’s going
to disappear, December 5th is the day so you
better hurry up and if you thought a Fuddruckers
was out of reach and you didn’t have access
to such burgerlicious delights, the chain
has got you covered on that front as well.
Dubbed the Fuddtruck, Fuddruckers on wheels
comes loaded and all you need to do is book
a catering package and you might get lucky
and get hold of limited run burgers.
As their brochure succinctly says, “we bring
the Fudd to you,” guess the chain is serious
when it comes to exposing their brand even
Wonder what will pop up next.
Till then we have to suffice with the “Fuddwheels.”
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