Fuddruckers 33rd Anniversary
The Nite Hawk restaurant, purchased with the property, was eventually replaced by the Dog’n Suds drive-in: a popular hang out to eat, socialize and show off automobiles. In 1961 the Putt n Bounce was built. In 1986 Fuddruckers was introduced to the city and has been a landmark restaurant and experience since! The final addition, Ruckers, was created to compliment the entire Fun Centre experience.
Let’s share a little bit about the man behind the legacy that is Fuddruckers in Saskatoon.
Peter Golf’s Spirit of Entrepreneurship- Fuddruckers 33rd Anniversary
In these years of conflict, Peter experienced life-changing events; scarcity of food, concern for his and his family’s physical wellbeing and an uncertain future. Fortunate to endure these times, he grew from the hardship and began his own career as a young entrepreneur.
In 1945, the end of WWII, at 14 years of age, Peter emigrated to Saskatoon where he joined his father in their family business, Golf’s Chocolate Shop and Diner on Second Avenue.
2010 marked the 100 year anniversary for the Golf family’s entrepreneurial presence in Saskatoon. In fact, it is said that his father, Gust Golf, introduced ice cream to the city.
Over the years Peter ventured out on his own and began building his own legacy. He operated with the highest values and ethics with the belief to unite and empower people for great accomplishments. What made him a dynamic, successful businessman was his insatiable appetite for knowledge. In his eyes, there was a life lesson with each day.
Peter Gust Golf (1931-2009)
The success of Fuddruckers and the fun centre since dad died is largely due to the commitment and stick-to-it-tive-ness of a group of people who worked along side him for a number of years. Without them, it’s hard to know what would have become of his legacy. One thing that is clear though, is dad’s work ethic and philosophy lives on in both his family and those who felt like or have become family.