Fuddruckers is an American fast casual, franchised, restaurant chain that specializes in hamburgers. In 2011 Fuddruckers had 56 company-operated restaurants and 129 franchises across the United States with one in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada and four in Puerto Rico. Company headquarters is in Houston, Texas. Fuddruckers was founded as Freddie Fuddruckers in 1979 by Philip J. Romano in San Antonio, Texas, in a location converted to a restaurant from an old bank. He started the chain because he thought that the 'world needed a better hamburger.' The Fuddruckers concept was to offer large hamburgers in which the meat was ground on-site and buns were baked on the premises and hamburgers and other dishes were offered with 'lots of fresh sliced tomatoes, onions, lettuce and vats of cheese sauce.'
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