Tucson’s only Fuddruckers closed after three decades in business

The burger chain permanently closed its doors Wednesday afternoon.

Last modified on August 12th, 2018 at 9:38 pm

Fuddruckers Tucson (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Burger chain Fuddruckers closed its Tucson location at 6118 E. Speedway Blvd. Wednesday afternoon.

Signs posted on the entrance stated the following:

Thank you Tucson
For your Support
For many Years
We will be
Closing permanently
On August 8, 2018
At 3 PM

The street marquee simply states, “WE R CLOSED.”

Fuddruckers Tucson on Facebook listed itself as “permanently closed” under its operating hours, but no other mention of the closure is mentioned. The Fuddruckers website no longer lists the Tucson location. Staff could not be reached for comment.

Tucson Weekly’s Best of Tucson featured Fuddruckers as the Readers’ Pick Best Burger from 1999 through 2006.

Fuddruckers closed its Tucson location (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Fuddruckers Tucson (Credit: Jackie Tran)

We had trouble obtaining the exact opening date of this location, but the oldest records we found indicated this location was open in the mid-to-late eighties.

The first Fuddruckers location opened in San Antonio, Texas in 1979. The chain developed a reputation for its house-baked buns and burger topping bar.

For more information, visit fuddruckers.com.

Jackie is a food writer and photographer native to Tucson. He loves corgis and still thinks rickrolling is funny. If you'd like to stalk him, visit jackietran.com.
  • Chad Mason

    Omg! Noooo! This cant be true. I’m truely devastated. Fudds has been one of my most favorite burger places ever, anywhere. I’ve enjoyed dining here since I was just a baby boy. What are we gonna do? I have so many emotions going through me rt now.

  • Chris

    This one of, if not the oldest continually operating Fudd locations in the country. I distinctly remember going there as a little kid. If I had to peg an opening date it would be in 1982 or so. Definitely earlier than stated.

    • Matt Dohrmann

      In 1982 it was a miniature golf place. I believe Fudruckers was opened in 1986 or sometime around then.

  • Lynetta Naour

    My husband was the opening manager at this location and he says it was 12/5/1985.

    • Jackie

      Thanks for the info, Lynetta. If he’d like to be quoted in the article with the date, please have him email us with his full name at jackie@tucsonfoodie.com

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