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Fuddruckus, Redlight greenlights kitchen, and new ED for EEE

Fudd closed

The local franchises of Fuddruckers, the burger chain that caused parents to smack their kids for using bad language, have closed. A post on the Fuddruckers of Apopka Facebook page said the closing “was a very difficult decision, but ultimately necessary.” What made it necessary was not stipulated. Besides Apopka, there was a Fudds on East Colonial Drive in Orlando. Another location, at the Crossroads in Lake Buena Vista, had previously closed due to construction.

You’ll recall that the burger chain’s parent company, Luby’s, announced in 2020 that it would dissolve operations. But it said at the time that the restaurants would continue to operate.

Originally called Freddie Fuddruckers, the chain was started in 1979 by Phil Romano, who left the company in 1988 to found Romano’s Macaroni Grill.

Redlight Redlight, the Audubon Park beer bar, is adding a kitchen and will start serving its own menu this summer. That’s bad news for food truck operators who would park outside to serve hungry drinkers.

Edible Education Experience, the organization that operates out of the Emeril Lagasse Foundation Kitchen House & Culinary Garden in College Park, has hired Marisa Worley as its executive director. Worley said in a statement, “I am honored to have been selected to lead such an inspiring organization that is making an impact on the food confidence and competency of students of all ages.”

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