In a surprise move Monday morning, June 18th, the Fuddruckers in Ellsworth posted on their Facebook page that they were closing permanently.

The posting said

"Fuddruckers is closed and will not reopen. It has been a difficult decision after being open over 3 years. We had a lot of regular customers, but we have not established enough consistent business to make the restaurant viable long term. Seasonal business, rising labor costs and overall costs of doing business have prevented us from covering our expenses. We feel proud of the product and services that our staff have been able to provide. As owners we feel Fuddruckers is the best burger around and recommend you visit the Boston area locations when heading south. If you have gift cards then please turn them into Tradewinds for a complete refund. Thank you all for your support over the past 3 plus years."