Well, I had almost forgotten about Bud's Broiler. Now, I realize this is a Cajun and Creole food blog, but Bud’s Broiler is a New Orleans institution. My friend Doug Ferguson used to pick me up downtown and we'd sometimes go to Bud’s Broiler in Kenner, near the airport (pictured on left). If you've never had a Bud's burger, the are char-broiled, dipped in a barbecue sauce they call "hickory sauce", slapped on a warm bun and topped with a huge mound of shredded cheddar cheese.
Listen kids, there ain't much better burgers out there than Bud's Broiler. If you click HERE you can not only find their location but also see their menu and pics of all the tasty burgers and other food items. Billy and Shannon Wright are re-opening the City Park Avenue location on April 20. This location, the first Bud's Broiler, opened in 1952, has been closed since Katrina. They have bought the location and franchised the business from Bud's owner Joe Catalano, who took over the chain in 1980 from the widow of founder Alfred J. "Bud" Saunders.
If you'd like to read the entire story at NOLA.com click HERE. If you want an incredible burger, much, much better than what the McClown or the King are trowelling out, go to any Bud's location. If you click HERE you can find a location near you. Be sure to tell them you read about it here at RouxBDoo's Cajun and Creole Food Blog. Tell 'em RouxBDoo sent you!