Fuddruckers: New Cairo Branch Does American Diner Chain Justice
Concord Plaza Mall
9AM - 12AM
American food has won over Egyptians a long time ago, and our love for all things fried and smothered in sauces and dressings has encouraged the evident boost in number of new diners offering American cuisine around the capital. Some chains, however, have long withstood the turnover of venues and have remained an echoing name in the fad-loving capital, one of which seems to be Fuddruckers.
Heading over to the chain’s latest branch in New Cairo’s street-long food court, aka Concorde Plaza, we had our minds and stomachs set on devouring hefty burgers. The venue offers two floors of bright coloured indoor seating, as well as an outdoor seating area, but the chilly weather caused us to settle inside. Leading us to an immaculate window-side table, our waiter was quick to offer us menus.
From classic appetizers, to salads, soups, burgers, steaks, chicken platters, wraps and desserts, Fuddruckers delves deep, as it has always done, into all our favourite American dishes. Going for the 1/3 pound Tumbleweed Burger (47 LE) with Extra Mushrooms (8 LE) and the ½ pound Hot Rocks Burger (52 LE), alongside a regular coke (17 LE) and a diet coke (17 LE), we placed our order and headed over to the complimentary salad bar.
Our waiter offered us a couple of plates, which we gladly began to fill up with veggies. The salad bar was noticeably smaller than usual with lesser variety than most, but still boasted a few favourites including potato salad, coleslaw, pickles, pepper diced tomatoes and guacamole, all of which tasted fresh. Right by the salad bar was the condiments station, in which we loaded up on BBQ sauce, mayonnaise, and scorching melted cheese.
By the time we were halfway through with our salads, our mains had made their way to our table, looking enticingly delicious. The Tumbleweed Burger, with extra fresh mushrooms and without cheese and tomatoes as requested, was grilled to well-done perfection, also as requested. The Hot Rocks Burger was medium done, and dripping with ranch dressing. Both were juicy, and had an ample amount of toppings. The wedges, which came as a side with both, were soft and well-seasoned yet came in a limited portion.
All in all, Fuddruckers has managed to stand strong, despite fierce competition of new and glossy, hyped up burger venues and diner joints. This is perhaps thanks to its satisfactory service, delicious dishes and complimentary additives here and there that give customers value for their money.