Fuddruckers opens in Algonquin

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.