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What is replacing Fuddruckers in New Brunswick?

ebchower Jun 29, 2012 07:43 AM

I heard a while ago that an Asian restaurant is replacing the Fuddruckers on Route 1. Lots of construction going on now. It seems big enough to be a PF Changs (although I've never been to one so can't say for sure.) Any ideas?

  1. wench31 Jun 29, 2012 04:12 PM

    I'm curious about this too!

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      Jerzeegirl Jun 29, 2012 05:31 PM

      I thought there was some guy who was buying it & wanted to put a restaurant called Buck Foston there, but the New Brunswick council was giving him a hard time about it. I could be wrong about the location, but I seem to remember reading in the local papers that it was the old Fuddruckers location.

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      1. re: Jerzeegirl
        ebchower Jun 29, 2012 05:54 PM

        That would be the old Bennigans across the street next to the car wash. According to the real estate signs, the Fuddruckers location was leased and the Bennigans sold.

        1. re: ebchower
          Jerzeegirl Jun 29, 2012 05:55 PM

          Oh, ok. I knew it was somewhere in that area. I had forgotten about the Bennigan's.

        2. re: Jerzeegirl
          eleeper Jul 1, 2012 07:00 AM

          Yeah, like the name Fuddrucker's is so much more refined than Buck Foston. :-)

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          fourunder Jun 29, 2012 05:45 PM

          The owner of the prior Fuddruckers has a few Hooter's locations under his umbrella...... in Paramus, he just opened a place called Dos Cubanos.

          I say this assuming he still holds the leases on both locations.....and not having passed by the new construction in NB

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          1. re: fourunder
            ebchower Jun 30, 2012 06:40 PM

            Today I drove by the former Big Ed's BBQ on rt. 130 in South Brunswick. A sign indicates that a diner will open at the location.

            1. re: ebchower
              foobuc Jul 1, 2012 08:10 PM

              old Fuddruckers location is going to be an Asian place according to a worker when i stopped there last week. He did not know much info as he was a foreigner with limited English and his boss was gone for the day but he did say an Asian restaurant.

              1. re: foobuc
                The Professor Jul 1, 2012 08:50 PM

                I sure hope it isn't a P.F.Chang's...

                1. re: The Professor
                  wench31 Jul 2, 2012 03:35 PM

                  Woner if it's a buffet?

                  1. re: wench31
                    ebchower Jul 2, 2012 07:17 PM

                    Or Indian?

                    1. re: wench31
                      ebchower Jul 16, 2012 06:26 AM

                      So far the building is painted a solid brown in a shade that looks consistent with a PF Chang's.

                      1. re: ebchower
                        rluke2286 Aug 19, 2012 04:43 PM

                        I think the wooden facade that just went up on the exterior rules out PF Chang's, I don't think that is their style.

                        1. re: rluke2286
                          ebchower Sep 25, 2012 12:21 PM

                          Here's the answer.


                          1. re: ebchower
                            foobuc Sep 25, 2012 05:07 PM

                            yeah, thats what the guy told me back in late June/early July. See above.

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                              Mr. Bingley Sep 26, 2012 03:53 AM

                              " The outside facade is magnificent, so I expect it to be a very nice dining establishment."

                              well there you go, then!

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                                wench31 Sep 26, 2012 07:15 AM

                                So's PF Chang's! LOL!

                                1. re: Mr. Bingley
                                  ebchower Sep 26, 2012 08:19 AM

                                  Great facade, cool statue next to the entrance, and named after a classic rock album I like. The food has to be great.

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