Houston-based Fuddruckers recently made its European debut with a store in Varese, Italy. The fast-casual restaurant is the first of 10 planned through a new franchise partnership with Italian-based Vinum et Alia.
Future sites are being considered within Italy, as well as in Poland and Switzerland. The approximately 5,000-square-foot, 120-seat restaurant showcases a dynamic design scheme that references Fuddruckers' classic roadhouse origins. With additional emphasis on the brand's American beginnings, the space boasts a playful interior. Owned by Luby's Inc., Fuddruckers operates approximately 67 locations and has 112 franchise locations across the United States (including Puerto Rico), Canada, Mexico and the Dominican Republic.