Six months after Elevation Burger opened in Mérida’s north, another U.S. chain has started flipping its own patties in Altabrisa.
Fuddruckers became the franchise’s second fast casual restaurant in Mexico on Monday. Regional franchisee Fuddruckers Mérida unveiled an approximately 5,400-square-foot location in the upscale Plaza Altabrisa fashion mall.
Fuddruckers joins other U.S. chains such as IHOP, Chilis and P.F. Chang’s at Altabrisa.
The 160-seat eatery with patio features a design that references Fuddruckers’ classic, Texas origins. Fuddruckers’ entered the Mexican market nearly two years ago in Villahermosa, Tabasco.
Fuddruckers was founded in 1979, serving all kinds of creatively-crafted burgers. Their menu boasts never-frozen local beef and sesame-topped buns baked from scratch on-site throughout the day.
Parent company Luby’s Inc. operates other restaurants under the brands Luby’s Cafeteria and Cheeseburger in Paradise. Company-operated restaurants include 94 Luby’s Cafeterias, 76 Fuddruckers restaurants, eight Cheeseburger in Paradise full-service restaurants and bars and one Bob Luby’s Seafood Grill. Its Luby’s Cafeterias are located primarily in Texas.
Luby’s is also the franchisor for 106 Fuddruckers locations across the U.S. (including Puerto Rico), Canada, Mexico, Panama, Italy, Poland, Chile and the Dominican Republic.