Massachusetts: There’s Only One Fuddruckers Left In The State
According to HiddenBoston.com, 34 restaurants closed in the greater Boston area in January. Unfortunately, one of them is this classic hamburger chain. Now, there is only one Fuddruckers restaurant left in Massachusetts. At 50 Walkers Book Drive in Reading, you will find one of the last-standing Fuddruckers.
I recall being in middle school and feeling like I was in for such a treat when we’d go to Fuddruckers. It was an experience. You had to have your order ready quickly right there at the entrance. Then, you’d be handed one of those red plastic Coca-Cola cups and head over the fountain soda station. Their root beer over crushed ice always hit differently. I’d glance at the people loading up their burger at the lettuce and tomato toppings bar while eagerly awaiting my name to be called. Finally, someone from behind the counter in the secret window would grab the microphone and call your name alongside, “your order is ready.”
Worth the wait, there was nothing like the taste of that first cheeseburger bite. Though, our choices in Massachusetts are now limited to one Fuddruckers experience, we are still fortunate. ScrapeHero reports, there are 32 states that don’t have a Fuddruckers at all. In fact, Massachusetts is the only state in New England that does.
Saugus Closed In December
Boston 25 News detailed back in November of 2023 that the Saugus location would close in late December. This second-to-last Fuddruckers in Massachusetts had been in business for 35 years. They claimed to be unable to negotiate a new lease as the reason the decision was made to close the doors.
Well, all is not lost. The Fuddruckers in Reading is open seven days per week starting at 11 am. They have their own Instagram account, and even offer catering. Their classic menu still offers guests the opportunity to build their perfect burger. This includes, adding bacon, egg, and endless pickles. In addition, those shakes, and waffle fries can’t be passed up.