We were born to create the World’s Greatest Hamburgers®. Our calling is only slightly less glamorous but a whole lot tastier.
In 1980 Mr. Phil Romano, created the first Fuddruckers restaurant. Phil wanted a place where people could get a quality burger with garden fresh vegetable toppings. That first restaurant in San Antonio, Texas is still in existence.
A mission of this magnitude requires an obsession with quality, and it all begins with Fuddruckers fresh, never frozen, 100% USDA All-American premium-cut beef. Choose from 1/3, 1/2, or 2/3 lb patties and we’ll always grill it to order, just the way you like it.
Once we hand over your juicy masterpiece of a burger, you take it from there to Fuddruckers legendary Build Your Own® market fresh produce bar. It’s stocked full of sun-ripened tomatoes, hand-leafed lettuce, sliced onions, dill pickles, pico de gallo, Fudds cheese sauce and lots of other fantastic fixins — so go ahead, pile it high and make it all yours.
Since 1980 we’ve been obsessed with doing one thing better than anyone else. That’s why we’re still here, 30 years later. We’re out to make the world happy, one great hamburger at a time.
ARABIAN FOOD SUPPLIES (AFS) was established in 1963 as a joint venture between Spinney’s’ of London and a group of Saudi businessmen. The company’s first main enterprise was the distribution of consumer products. In 1974, the company was successful in its bid to enter the contracted catering services and this diversification was to be the key to the company’s success, for by 1983 the company’s turnover had increased twenty fold and the retail business among others has been formed.
In 1989, Naghi Group and his sons purchased Arabian Food Supplies from its original owners. Since its acquisition, it has increased in scope and turnover to position itself as one of Saudi Arabia’s leading company.
Arabian Food Supplies at the beginning of the decade acquired the franchise ownership of Fuddruckers in the Middle East Asia (excluding Singapore) and Africa. This operates as a completely separate company under the name EMA (International Franchising Services).
At present, the company provides a broad spectrum of services including Contract Catering & Restaurants, Retail outlets as well as the operation of Franchised Casual Dining Restaurants such as Chili’s in Saudi Arabia and Fuddruckers in Saudi Arabia, U.A.E. and Egypt.
In 1991, Fuddruckers EMA was established to meet the demands of the global market. Later in 1993, the first Middle Eastern Fuddruckers was opened in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia then followed by U.A.E. and Egypt with franchisee from Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman and Syria.
Today, EMA’s Fuddruckers goal remains focused on quality and freshness with the added advantage of full table service, new restaurant prototypes and variety of exciting new menu items.
The very first Fuddruckers in U.A.E. was opened in 1997 in Al Garhoud Area.