Rudy’s Sirloin SteakBurgers

Rudy’s Steak SirloinBurgers

Rudy’s Sirloin SteakBurgers were a chain of Burger joints in South Florida from 1984 to 1991.

Douglas Rudolph was the man who brought Wendy’s to Miami-Dade County in November of 1977. He later sold off those 22 Wendy’s south florida locations in 1983 and founded Rudy’s in 1984.

Rudy’s was a hybrid of fast food Burgers like Wendy’s and the little more upscale Fuddruckers. The Burgers were char-broiled so actually, a hybrid of Burger King and Fuddruckers is a better explanation of what the Burgers and restaurant was like.

In June 1986 Rudy’s Sirloin SteakBurgers company went public.

Rudy's Menu Ad from the Boca Raton News - March 10, 1988

Rudy’s Menu Ad from the Boca Raton News – March 10, 1988

Ad from Boca Raton News August 3,1990

Ad from Boca Raton News – August 3,1990

By January of 1991, Rudy’s which was down to four locations at this point was sold off.

According to the article below from the Boca Raton News, the plan was for an expansion of the Rudy’s Chain which never materialized.

Story in Boca Raton News from January 29, 1991

Article in Boca Raton News – January 29, 1991

And then, they were gone.


Part of the Burger Museum Collection:

Rudy’s Sirloin SteakBurgers Black Water Bottle with Neon Green Writing