Fuddruckers is now offering new line of burgers called Fudd Exotics which include:
½ lb. Buffalo Burgers - Tender and flavorful, zero trans fats and good source of iron.
½ lb. Elk Burgers - Lean and savory, low in sodium and zero trans fats.
½ 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?
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.
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.
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!