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Fuddruckers anyone?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 23, 2010 at 8:27 PM

Fuddruckers is now offering new line of burgers called Fudd Exotics which include:


  • ?? lb. Buffalo Burgers - Tender and flavorful, zero trans fats and good source of iron.

  • ?? lb. Elk Burgers - Lean and savory, low in sodium and zero trans fats.

  • ?? lb. Wild Boar Burgers - Mild, sweet and smoky, low in fat and saturated fat, very low in sodium and zero trans fats.

  • 7 oz. Ostrich Burgers - Lean and mild red meat with a clean taste, low in saturated fat, low in sodium and zero trans fats.

  • 5 oz. Salmon Filets. - Light and lean herb encrusted filet, low calorie, low in fat and saturated fat and contains essential Omega-3 fatty acids.


All the meats are from grass fed and free range animals, none of them are gamey at all. The salmon is wild caught. Throw out the buns and use lettuce wrap and it's paleo. My favorite is the ostrich meat, very juicy and tastes surprisingly like high quality beef. I take the family here every week. Anyone else been here lately?

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

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on July 25, 2010
at 08:40 PM

Went and had Elk today, expensive at 8.99 for half pound but very good. No bun lettuce wrap, happy camper

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on July 24, 2010
at 02:34 AM

I agree, sounds fishy. Many animals are fed grass at first. But then they are finished on grain to make them fat. The time on the cornlots is usually long enough to mostly wipe out any of the omega 3s and other benefits. My bet is this meat is standard quality and that's about it. If it doesn't say 100% grassfed, then it's probably not.

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on July 23, 2010
at 11:07 PM

@Chet -- great find. Thanks.

154d799847153f5589f99496a9bdbb71

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on July 23, 2010
at 11:04 PM

First place I looked: http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&num=30&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=103278713038992589454.00044272b80abf95e39f1&z=7 Two farms in eastern NC... one has a dead website/phone #. The other only has pastured pork.

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on July 23, 2010
at 10:13 PM

Try Eatwild.com

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

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on July 23, 2010
at 10:13 PM

Try eatwild.com you might already be

E91c7030cac0156b339c878afb5a9517

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on July 23, 2010
at 09:58 PM

OK I need to move closer to a farm.

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

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on July 23, 2010
at 09:51 PM

Local to Atlanta is 3.50/lb too, walking on the farm and seeing how your food lives is awesome

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on July 23, 2010
at 09:48 PM

Of course it affects nutrient levels- that's exactly why they do it, so they can get marbling. I need to do a blog post on this. Grass finished meat need not cost a pretty penny, but you must call farmers and be willing to go to farms. NYC Paleo gets meat this way for $3.50-$5 a lb! Certainly cheaper than Fuddruckers.

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on July 23, 2010
at 09:43 PM

How long is the "finishing" process? I've read it's between 3-4 months on grain. Is this enough time to drastically reduce the animals omega3, beta carotene, CLA, etc? It seems nearly impossible to find grass-fed and grass-finish meats these days. And even if you do it's gonna cost you a pretty penny. My main concern is that the animals are not confined to tight feed lot the majority of their life, fed grains the entire time, injected with antibiotics and growth hormone, and never see sunlight.

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

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on July 23, 2010
at 09:36 PM

Great find, I'll add it to my small list of places I can eat out. Would love to know which are grained tho.

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9f1c368e3e31781918961f5d137d7b2a

on July 24, 2010
at 04:15 AM

Their grill seasoning contains wheat. I found out after one of their buffalo burgers made me ill. Just FYI.

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9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on July 23, 2010
at 08:41 PM

Domestic ostrich is never grass-fed. In order to raise ostrich commercially, you must feed a grain ration, unless they are contracting with some super creative farmers. Same goes for wild boar.

Unfortunately, elk and bison are now also typically fattened on grain. No longer can you buy these meats and assume they are grass fed. However, they are generally lean, so not too much PUFA anyway. I'd write to Fuddruckers asking the methods used to feed these animals and encouraging them to buy grass-finished animals.

"grass and grain-fed"...mmm, so some animals are grass fed, but that doesn't mean they are grass finished.

9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on July 23, 2010
at 09:48 PM

Of course it affects nutrient levels- that's exactly why they do it, so they can get marbling. I need to do a blog post on this. Grass finished meat need not cost a pretty penny, but you must call farmers and be willing to go to farms. NYC Paleo gets meat this way for $3.50-$5 a lb! Certainly cheaper than Fuddruckers.

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22923)

on July 23, 2010
at 10:13 PM

Try eatwild.com you might already be

E91c7030cac0156b339c878afb5a9517

(225)

on July 23, 2010
at 09:58 PM

OK I need to move closer to a farm.

E91c7030cac0156b339c878afb5a9517

(225)

on July 23, 2010
at 09:43 PM

How long is the "finishing" process? I've read it's between 3-4 months on grain. Is this enough time to drastically reduce the animals omega3, beta carotene, CLA, etc? It seems nearly impossible to find grass-fed and grass-finish meats these days. And even if you do it's gonna cost you a pretty penny. My main concern is that the animals are not confined to tight feed lot the majority of their life, fed grains the entire time, injected with antibiotics and growth hormone, and never see sunlight.

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22923)

on July 23, 2010
at 09:51 PM

Local to Atlanta is 3.50/lb too, walking on the farm and seeing how your food lives is awesome

62ed65f3596aa2f62fa1d58a0c09f8c3

(20807)

on July 24, 2010
at 02:34 AM

I agree, sounds fishy. Many animals are fed grass at first. But then they are finished on grain to make them fat. The time on the cornlots is usually long enough to mostly wipe out any of the omega 3s and other benefits. My bet is this meat is standard quality and that's about it. If it doesn't say 100% grassfed, then it's probably not.

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B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

on July 23, 2010
at 08:41 PM

I have not been at one in a while, as there are none near my new location.

There were always pretty friendly about serving up what i wanted bunless!

Next time i see one, I'll have to check it out... Thanks for the heads-up!

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on July 23, 2010
at 08:40 PM

The press release claims, "according to Peter Large, Fuddruckers president and CEO. Fudds ExoticsSM are Fuddruckers all-natural, free-range, grass and grain-fed game burgers and wild-caught salmon filet that are 100% antibiotic and hormone free."

So some of the exotics line are grain fed.. which ones? It doesn't say.

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D339c39d94d65460e28128174845f423

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on July 25, 2010
at 09:23 AM

See this interesting restaurant. And its even kosher! Bon apetit!

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F3951b3141a6ab7036b33e70b4bfad71

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on July 24, 2010
at 02:41 AM

There are two here in Albuquerque, they have had the buffalo for awhile and it is great wrapped in lettuce. Just be sure to get it done medium rare, it is so lean that it is very dry even medium.

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154d799847153f5589f99496a9bdbb71

on July 23, 2010
at 10:02 PM

Wow! I would never expect this from a chain.

Too bad the only Fuddruckers near me shut down. I have to go 1.5 hours to get any grass fed beef at all. :(

154d799847153f5589f99496a9bdbb71

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on July 23, 2010
at 11:04 PM

First place I looked: http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&num=30&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=103278713038992589454.00044272b80abf95e39f1&z=7 Two farms in eastern NC... one has a dead website/phone #. The other only has pastured pork.

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22923)

on July 23, 2010
at 10:13 PM

Try Eatwild.com

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