Fuddruckers

Fuddruckers

Last night my husband and I shared a lovely meal with his parents, his son, and his son’s girlfriend. My stepson who recently turned 23, is off on a new adventure. He and his girlfriend are leaving California for Maryland.

We decided to have a going away dinner at Fuddruckers.

Upon arrival, I did my usual Foursquare/Swarm check-in. I promptly dethroned the previous Mayor. I am now the proud Mayor of Fuddruckers located at 3848 McHenry Ave,  Modesto, CA.

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I decided to have a 1/3 pound Smokehouse Bacon and Cheddar Cheese Burger  done medium on a white bun with Frings and a Dr. Pepper.  Fuddruckers uses 100% USDA All-American, premium-cut beef. They also use fresh buns made from scratch.

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While we were waiting for our meals, we took a moment to just be kids and hit the arcade. At the Modesto location, they have a claw machine with plush toys, a candy machine, and a few video games. This kept us distracted until our pager buzzed to let us know our food was ready.

Every corner of the restaurant has a different theme. Mostly photos of celebrities. You get to select your own seating. Normally, I like to sit in a booth that is raised about 6 inches. Last night we opted for  a table with chairs.

The music ranged from 50’s to 70’s. The volume was just right. We were able to have nice conversations and also enjoy the music.

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Upon picking up our meals, we made a quick stop at the very cute produce stand and toppings bar.  You can select as much or as little garnishments and condiments as you like. Choices included: homemade pico de gallo sauce, jalapenos, Romaine lettuce leaves, sliced tomatoes, sliced onions, ketchup, spicy mustard, honey mustard, mayonnaise, barbecue  sauce, their own cheese sauce and so much more.

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As you can see, I am a minimalist when it comes to topping my burger. Compliments to the chef! I simply added barbecue sauce. The burger was juicy, tasty and very filling. I honestly think the fresh baked from scratch bun is what truly makes Fuddruckers special. The buns are fresh, soft, and oh so buttery.

Frings is a 1/2 order of seasoned wedge cut french fries and a 1/2 order of onion rings.

The soft drinks are self-serve with unlimited refills. I enjoyed a Dr Pepper with my meal.

Normally, after eating the wonderful meal, I will take my coupon to the counter and select a peanut butter cookie. Just like being a kid again, finish your meal and get a treat.

Last night was different. As, I previously mentioned we were having a going away dinner for my step son and his girlfriend. My father-in-law picked up a Tres de Leche cake with Strawberries at Safeway.

Having had a delicious dinner and a special cake, everyone of us forgot about our cookie! We didn’t realize it until a few hours later at home.

 

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I want to end with saying that while we were sad to see our son leaving for a new adventure, we had an incredible night of food and entertainment.

We will definitely be back soon.


dedicated to the 7 year old in all of us

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