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Fuddruckers was real?

yoshmysteryoshmyster Member Posts: 21,033 ✭✭✭✭

I was bouncing around youtube when I came across this

I thought it was a made up place in the movie "Idiocracy". Is that why Starbuck's is so popular? Giving handies. Man I need to go to Starbucks.


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    Ditch-RunnerDitch-Runner Member Posts: 24,549 ✭✭✭✭

    Many years ago I don't recall if we we went in to eat I think we did

    But I remember the place I know it was in a southern state maybe south Carolina of Florida

    The name caught our attention and I never forgot that part of it lol

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    FrogdogFrogdog Member Posts: 2,778 ✭✭✭✭

    We used to go there on occasion if we were near one. I always enjoyed it. You could pick your meat and the size of the burger, and then add the fixin’s from the bar to make it however you wanted. If I recall, you could get the burger up to 2 lbs. I always got the Ostrich burger, and it was great.

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    Rocky RaabRocky Raab Member Posts: 14,188 ✭✭✭✭

    Yup. Been to several and we had one near us here in Utah. The concept was great; you could never complain that you didn't get a burger "your way".

    I may be a bit crazy - but I didn't drive myself.
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    62vld204262vld2042 Member Posts: 973 ✭✭✭✭

    Me too.......!😋

    First time was in the mid-80's, while visiting relatives in Austin, Texas. At the time I was working for a contractor at Fort Hood, in an old nuclear assembly building close to Gray Army Airfield.

    After finally making it back to Wichita County........they opened a Fuddruckers here.

    It lasted about 5 years......

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    GrasshopperGrasshopper Member Posts: 16,738 ✭✭✭✭

    Had one near me. Went there off and on. Then it closed. Around here now you could not get enough people off the government dole to work at one as is the case of everyplace around here.

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    Horse Plains DrifterHorse Plains Drifter Forums Admins, Member, Moderator Posts: 39,353 ***** Forums Admin

    Yep there was one in Spokane that I have been to. There was also a similar one calles Swackhammers. Maybe that was a one off Spokane thing, I don't know.

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    AlpineAlpine Member Posts: 15,049 ✭✭✭✭

    Kids ate free.

    ?The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.?
    Margaret Thatcher

    "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics."
    Mark Twain
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    BrookwoodBrookwood Member, Moderator Posts: 13,346 ******

    Never been to or seen one. But I do miss Burger Chef!

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    Mr. PerfectMr. Perfect Member, Moderator Posts: 66,258 ******

    Yes it is. Been there a few times in the past.

    Some will die in hot pursuit
    And fiery auto crashes
    Some will die in hot pursuit
    While sifting through my ashes
    Some will fall in love with life
    And drink it from a fountain
    That is pouring like an avalanche
    Coming down the mountain
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    hillbillehillbille Member Posts: 14,169 ✭✭✭✭

    used to have 3-4 in town, remember the works bar?? they started it just a year or so before they closed. It was like a big salad bar of toppings for your hamburger, I watched people pile on 2-3 inches of lettuce and tomatoes on a 89 cent burger, no wonder they went out of business.........

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    Ruger4meRuger4me Member, Moderator Posts: 3,345 ******

    Was popular in the Dallas area in the 90's for lunch among the blue collar crowd, lot of grub, for a decent price.

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    BrookwoodBrookwood Member, Moderator Posts: 13,346 ******

    When I worked in the big city, there was this place that sold "Monster Burgers". I did a few up until I got food poisoning!


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    wolfpackwolfpack Member Posts: 1,140 ✭✭✭✭

    I ate at the one in Myrtle Beach SC a few times and it was a pretty good burger. I like being able to put my toppings on myself and the desserts were also pretty good

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    jarjar Member Posts: 618 ✭✭✭

    THERE was one in independence mo that was owned by neil smith of the kc chiefs it was a booming place to be in the 90s. alwasy a line out the door waiting to get in.

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    drobsdrobs Member Posts: 22,531 ✭✭✭✭
    edited January 11

    I believe there is still a Fuddruckers in Branson. I've never been to it as there is a really good Thai restaurant right next to it.

    Given the choice, I'll take Thai over expensive burgers.

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    mohawk600mohawk600 Member Posts: 5,376 ✭✭✭✭

    There is one in Austin, where I live.

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