Last night I went to a hockey game with a group of people, and beforehand we all went to Fuddruckers. As you can imagine, it’s not exactly the most vegetarian-friendly place, but as long as a restaurant has salads, I’m fine.

Now, even when I ate meat, I went to a Fuddruckers and had a burger there that was, quite literally, the worst burger I’ve ever had in my life. I’m not exaggerating: 40% of the burger was fat. But, even with that experience, I hoped I could at least get a little something to eat.

So I notice that they had a “Portabella Mushroom Burger” available. Even though I had a whole Portabella the night before, I was going to get this. Now, even though every Portabella Mushroom burger I’ve ever gotten in a restaurant has no meat (it doesn’t need it if you get a nice huge ‘shroom on there), I figured I’d better ask. I’m glad I did, because the woman who took my order looked at me like I was crazy. “No… it has beef…”

So I settled for a garden salad. Easy, right? I could have probably fixed one myself from the fixings bar in a couple minutes. However, even though I was the second person to order and I was the only one that didn’t order a burger, I was the last in our group of nine to get my dinner. We figured everyone there must have tripped out, “Boss! Someone just ordered a salad! What do we do?”

To top it off, the lettuce was brown and there were hardly any veggies. Yum.

7 Responses to “Fuddyuckers”

  1. Robert

    You say Fuddruckers’ burgers are bad? *Gasp* Blasphemer!

    I’ll say that ain’t the best but there are many that are far, far worse.

    And if you wanted a veggie alternative, why not get the veggie burger? That’s what the vegetarians I’ve known get there, and they seem to enjoy it. Hell, for $.40 you can get a bun with nothing on it and make a honey mustard and lettuce sammich. Yum yum.

  2. Ryan

    I didn’t see a veggie burger as an option at the DC location, otherwise that’s what I would have opted for.

    The sandwich idea sounds like a good one, too. :)

  3. Robert

    The F’burg one has veggie burgers. Maybe that’s exceptional? The ones around here are pushing ostrich burgers.

  4. Paul

    I always liked Fuddruckers back when I was eating meat on a normal basis – throwing some nacho cheese and jalapenos on there? Mmmm. But it’s rather disappointing that they didn’t have a veggie alternative. “Garden Burger” (which may or may not be Gardenburger) IS listed on their site as being on the menu.

  5. Me

    Fuddruckers used to have a wonderful Garden Burger, but has switched venders, and now it tastes unpleasant. It used to be exceptional, but I will never be going back. The new pattie is insulting. They have gotten plenty of complaints about it. So many that they cautioned us that it had changed, and that it was different. If you loved it before, chances are you’ll hate it now.

  6. Meathead

    I wanna know how they cook their burgers. They are, as you say “all fat”. The funny thing is, there are no indications that they’ve been grilled. It’s as though they were thawed or boiled?

  7. Jennifer

    Hmmm, I’m headed to fudruckers tonight. Supposidly, I can get grilled veggies, which sounds good to me. Otherwise, I might ask if I can just pay for a garden salad and make my own (or add veggies to the one they give me). In any case, I’m only going to this place because my family is going.

    Hey, at least they have salad, and the fries are cooked seperate from the chicken, so I guess I’ll be having salad and fries tonight. It feels like I’m going to a franchise- oh wate, I am.

    Thanks for the post!

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