Fuddruckers to open ‘new non-traditional’ restaurant at North Star Mall in San Antonio

Construction to begin in the second quarter

Fuddruckers sign (AP Photo/Josh Wood) (Associated Press)

SAN ANTONIO – Fuddruckers is back and adding restaurants to five malls across Texas, including North Star Mall in San Antonio.

The burger chain, which was acquired by Black Titan Franchise Systems, LLC last year, signed the leases with Brookfield Properties on Monday, Fuddruckers announced in a news release. The leases include restaurants at five more malls in other U.S. cities.

The “new non-traditional locations” will begin construction in the second quarter of 2022. While no expected opening date was given for the North Star Mall restaurant, the release states it is expected to open “in the months following.”

The new location would be the first to open in San Antonio since the four existing locations temporarily closed.

In September 2020, the board of directors of Luby’s Inc. announced that it had adopted a plan to liquidate and dissolve its company, which owned Fuddruckers at the time.

Black Titan then acquired the Fuddruckers brand in June 2021. The deal included restaurants in Canada, Panama, Mexico and 85 locations in the U.S. (Entrepreneur Calvin Gin that summer bought Luby’s, keeping the doors at its five San Antonio cafeterias open.)

In the release, Fuddruckers CEO Nicholas Perkins said, “We are excited to partner with Brookfield Properties, expanding our geographic footprint across the country and making Fuddruckers accessible to an even greater number of guests.”

“We anticipate creating approximately 150 new jobs in these areas, further expanding our Fuddruckers family of employees.”

Fuddruckers is also planning on opening ghost kitchens in Houston, Plano, Frisco and Austin. A ghost kitchen means that customers can place orders digitally or in-person at an ordering kiosk and then pick up their meals onsite or have them delivered.

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