44°FThunderstorm in Vicinity Light RainFull Forecast

Fuddruckers opens in Algonquin

Published: Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 1:47 p.m. CDT

ALGONQUIN – Fuddruckers opened Friday in Algonquin Commons, replacing Cheeseburger in Paradise.

The Jimmy Buffett-themed Cheeseburger in Paradise restaurant and bar closed in October. Houston-based Luby’s Inc. operates restaurants under the brands Luby’s Cafeteria, Fuddruckers and Cheeseburger in Paradise.

"Algonquin is an important market for us, and we are committed to being a part of this community," Peter Tropoli, chief operating officer of Luby's Inc., said in a news release. "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."

Fuddruckers, which uses the trademarked slogan “World’s Greatest Hamburgers,” grills one-third, one-half, two-thirds and one-pound beef patties to order and has a build-your-own area stocked with toppings such as tomatoes, lettuce, onions, dill pickles, pico de gallo, Fudds cheese sauce and other condiments.

Luby’s Fuddruckers restaurants include 63 company-operated locations and 116 franchises in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, according to the company’s website. It has restaurants in Schaumburg, Highland Park, Downers Grove North, Calumet City and Matteson.

Get breaking and town-specific news sent to your phone. Sign up for text alerts from the Northwest Herald.

Reader Poll

How often do you visit Chicago?
Several times a week
Once a week
Several times a year
A few times a year