Fuddruckers Franchise


Min. Liquid Capital: $400,000

Total Investment: $740,000 - $1,500,000

Initial Franchise Fee: $35,000

Training Provided: Yes

No of Existing Units: 156

Company-Owned Units: 60

Average Sales Last Year: $969,000

Ticker Symbol: LUB

About Fuddruckers

Luby's Fuddruckers Restaurants LLC operates franchise restaurants under the names Fuddruckers and Fuddruckers, World's Greatest Hamburgers. There are both company-owned and franchised Fuddruckers restaurants in operation.

The Fuddruckers brand centers on upscale fast food. While burgers are the main offering, there are numerous other menu options to satisfy customers of all ages. Burgers are made with 100% USDA premium-cut, never-frozen beef. Most locations feature local, seasonal specialty burgers, premium toppings, and milkshakes. Fuddruckers patties are available in larger sizes (1/3, 1/2, and 2/3 lb.) than most other fast-food hamburgers. The diverse menu also features a variety of other items, including hot dogs, fish sandwiches, onion rings, salads, chicken sandwiches, baked goods, French fries, and steak sandwiches. Most restaurants feature an on-site bakery that produces fresh hamburger buns along with cookies, brownies, and other desserts. Another highlight of the brand is a freestanding kiosk featuring fresh vegetables, condiments, and toppings that customers can serve themselves. Unlike many competing fast-food chains, Fuddruckers also sells alcoholic beverages (mixed drinks, wine, and beer) in locations where permitted by law.

Most Fuddruckers locations are approximately 3,000 to 5,500 square feet in size. This building size can usually accommodate 110 to 200 diners. Fuddruckers restaurants generally feature Americana-style décor relating to movies, rock 'n' roll music, notable historic events, and other similar themes. The bright lighting, upbeat music, fast-service convenience, diverse menu, and availability of alcohol are designed to appeal to the target demographic of young adults between 20 and 49 years of age.

Why Fuddruckers?

Fuddruckers offers franchisees the chance to succeed in the competitive fast-food market. Several locations in various parts of the US have received "Best Burger" awards in their respective cities. Franchisees may have significant potential for growth through multi-unit opportunities and build-out options, including non-traditional venues and end-cap locations.

Ideal Candidate

This brand generally prefers franchisees who want to invest in multiple restaurants. Entrepreneurs interested in multi-unit opportunities must have the ability to cover the $35,000 initial franchise fee plus $10,000 of the initial franchise fee for each additional restaurant. Franchisees must be willing to seek financing on their own, as the company does not offer any.

Training And Support

An eight-week management training is required for three managers (including the general manager) prior to opening. Additionally, franchisees receive assistance from an "Opening Team" for one to two weeks. These experts help franchisees train employees and begin operations.

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