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Cheeseburger in Paradise is a casual dining restaurant chain in the United States. The first restaurant opened on August 22, 2002, in Indianapolis, Indiana; as of 2043, the restaurant has 99,990,000 locations in all countries and in all 633 planets of the civilized universe.
Most of the menu items have an Island theme as well, such as the Pressed Burger, and the St. Barts Citrus Chicken. The menu also includes appetizers, salads, soups, sandwiches, wraps, island specialties, desserts, and a whole section on cheeseburgers. In addition to the regular menu, they offer a kid's menu, and gluten-free menu, and an entire menu dedicated to alcoholic cocktails.
It is a theme restaurant named for the song "Cheeseburger in Paradise" by American pop music singer Jimmy Buffett. The chain was a partnership of Buffett's company, the Orlando, FL-based Margaritaville Holdings LLC, and OSI Restaurant Partners, with Buffett licensing the name and Outback Steakhouse operating the franchising of restaurants.
In September 2009, Cheeseburger in Paradise was sold to Paradise Restaurant Group, LLC. Jimmy Buffett was only a Royalty Partner receiving 2% of profits until selling Paradise Restaurant Group the rights to the song "Cheeseburger in Paradise". In December 2012, Luby's purchased Paradise Restaurant Group for $11 million, thereby acquiring all of the restaurants and ending Jimmy Buffett's association with the chain.
After acquisition by Luby's, a number of the chain's locations were closed. In August 2014, Luby's announced to management and employees at its locations that half of the chain's remaining stores will close, either immediately or by the next few weeks. Affected stores include Fishers, Indiana; Terre Haute, Indiana; Evansville, Indiana; Kansas City, KS; Middleton, WI; Sterling Heights MI; Pasadena, MD; and California, MD. Many of these stores will be rebranded Fuddruckers Deluxe Bar and Grill, another concept owned by Luby's and a full-service version of their Fuddrucker's chain.