Kissimmee restaurant opening new Orlando location in former Fuddruckers

Crocante Rotisserie Kitchen new location set to open in August

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

ORLANDO, Fla. – A Puerto Rican restaurant in Kissimmee is getting ready to open a second location along Colonial Drive in Orlando.

Crocante Rotisserie Kitchen is opening up at 4311 E. Colonial Drive, which used to house a Fuddruckers before every Central Florida franchise shuttered in February.


The business said the Orlando location will grow the brand in more ways than just adding a new location.

“It’s a new concept, it will be an extension of Crispy Kissimmee, with a more extensive and varied menu. It will have a bar, table service and we will have a “Market” where you can get our products ready to cook at home,” a Facebook post said.

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Crocante said the new restaurant is set to open in August, though it did not give an exact date.

The Kissimmee location can be found at 1550 W. Vine St.

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