Fuddruckers closes all Central Florida locations, no reason given

Locations in Orlando, Apopka shutter abruptly

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

ORLANDO, Fla. – Fuddruckers abruptly closed its two Central Florida locations on Monday.

The company announced the closures in a Facebook post with the headline “All our Orlando’s (sic) restaurants have closed.”


The post reads as follows:

“Dear valued customers and friends,

After a great deal of careful consideration, we are definitely closing our restaurants. It was a difficult decision, but ultimately necessary.

We thank all our customers, suppliers, collaborators and employees for so many years of service. We always try to be the best and deliver the best to our customers.

We will be forever grateful

Sincerely, Fuddruckers Orlando”

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Prior to this, the last social media post from the fast-casual chain’s location at 4311 E. Colonial Drive was on Jan. 31.

That location and the Apopka location, 2300 E. Semoran Blvd., were the only two locations in Central Florida. The only remaining locations in the state are four South Florida locations in the Miami area.

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Thomas Mates is a digital storyteller for News 6 and ClickOrlando.com. He also produces the podcast Florida Foodie. Thomas is originally from Northeastern Pennsylvania and worked in Portland, Oregon before moving to Central Florida in August 2018. He graduated from Temple University with a degree in Journalism in 2010.