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Update: Todd Hudson, Hudson Hamburgers, 53, RIP

Roger Hudson stands with his sons, Steve Hudson, left, and Todd Hudson, in a photo taken around 2002. Todd Hudson died Thursday at age 53. (HANDOUT PHOTO)
Roger Hudson stands with his sons, Steve Hudson, left, and Todd Hudson, in a photo taken around 2002. Todd Hudson died Thursday at age 53. (HANDOUT PHOTO)

The crowded counter at Coeur d’Alene’s century-old burger institution lost a longtime member this week.

Todd Hudson, a fourth-generation co-owner of Hudson’s Hamburgers on Sherman Avenue, died Thursday after having previously been diagnosed with stomach cancer, the family confirmed Friday. He was 53.

A memorial is in the works for Monday, said Dawson Williams, a stepson of Hudson’s who was working the counter at the no-frills restaurant Friday afternoon.

Along with his brother Steve, Todd Hudson inherited the business from their father, Roger, in the late 1990s.

Hudson’s has been in business near the banks of Lake Coeur d’Alene since 1907, when Todd Hudson’s great-grandfather, Harley, opened a lunch tent then called “The Missouri Lunch” at First Street and Sherman Avenue, selling burgers for a dime/Kip Hill, SR. More here.



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