Transwestern Brokers Sale Of Fairfield’s Former Blue Frog; Fuddruckers Family Restaurant Opening Soon

Fairfield, Calif.– Transwestern today announced that it brokered the sale of a 14,500-square-foot property on the ring road of Solano Mall in Fairfield, Calif., a site that formerly housed the Blue Frog brew pub. Transwestern represented the buyer of the building, a local Fuddruckers franchisee, which will convert the establishment into a new prototype of the chain’s popular family-style eateries. Included in the transaction at 1740-1750 Travis Blvd. is an attached Chick-fil-A restaurant, which will be retained and continue to operate without change. Terms of the sale were not disclosed.

1740-1750 Travis Blvd“Fuddruckers is an extremely well-liked restaurant concept with an outstanding product and a very strong competitor in the quality casual dining segment,” said Transwestern Senior Vice President John Sechser, who represented Fuddruckers as the lead broker in the transaction. “Since the nearest Fuddruckers restaurants are in Concord and Walnut Creek, this will give residents in Fairfield and surrounding areas an entirely new option for eating out.”

Cornish & Carey represented the private sellers of the building. Transwestern Associate Broker Colby Mikulich assisted Sechser on the transaction on behalf of Fuddruckers.

Founded in 1979 and now headquartered in Houston, Texas, Fuddruckers has roughly 190 company-operated and franchised restaurants in about 30 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Mexico and Saskatoon, the major central city in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. The founder of what was originally called Freddie Fuddruckers, Philip Romano of San Antonio, Texas, started the chain because he believed, “the world needed a better hamburger,” with premium grade meat ground on-site and made-from-scratch buns freshly baked in the restaurant’s ovens. What developed is Fuddruckers’ trademarked World’s Greatest Hamburgers®, which come in a variety of sizes ranging from 1/3 to a full 1 lb.

Transwestern is a privately held real estate firm specializing in agency leasing, property and facilities management, tenant advisory, capital markets, development, research and sustainability. The fully integrated enterprise leverages competencies in office, industrial, retail, multifamily and healthcare properties to add value for investors, owners and occupiers of real estate. Transwestern facilitates better decision-making for clients by combining penetrating local market intelligence and macro-market research through its affiliate, Delta Associates. Transwestern has 33 U.S. offices and assists clients through more than 180 offices in 36 countries as part of a strategic alliance with Paris-based BNP Paribas Real Estate. For more information, please visit and follow us on Twitter: @Transwestern.

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