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Fuddruckers, the Texas fast food franchise, opened its second Panama restaurant with its Panamanian partner Isthmus Food Service, S. A. earlier. The 4,500-square-foot eatery with seating for 126 is situated at Panama City’s Street Mall shopping center on Via Israel in San Francisco.
It joins Panama City’s popular Metromall site, which opened in late 2014. The partnership plan with Isthmus Food Service, S. A. calls for the development of up to eight more Fuddruckers restaurants. Six are targeted for Panama, while the remaining two will be located in Aruba.
Peter Tropoli, Chief Operating Officer said: “We’re excited to be expanding in Panama with our partners at Isthmus Food Service, S. A., who have revealed another prime location for our always fresh and never frozen 100% USDA premium-cut beef.”
Fuddruckers’ hallmarks include hand breaded onion rings and sesame-topped buns that are baked from scratch on-site throughout the day to achieve the perfect combination of crisp crust and melt-in-your-mouth texture.
While the new sites in Aruba and Panama will share Fuddruckers’ signature look, legendary Build Your Own produce bar and many menu items with restaurants in the U.S., some dishes, ingredients and preparations will be introduced in each locale that reinforce a sense of place. In Panama City, highlighted specialties include corvina, a prized saltwater fish.