Fatburger History: Los Angeles in 1952 was a city of dreamers. The fabulous fifties were underway and the air was ripe with opportunity. The city was growing, and its people had to eat. Lovie Yancey, a woman of vision and uncommon character, had her own extraordinary dream - to make the world’s greatest hamburgers. So, with a little luck and a lot of personality, she created something unique - the thickest, juiciest hamburgers anyone had ever seen. She decided right then that there could only be one name for them - Fatburger’s - because it perfectly described their massive size.
Today Fatburger’s are just as thick and delicious as they have always been. Our fans know, that when they order a Fatburger, they’re going to get that same great tasting burger that Lovie poured her heart and soul into way back in 1952. With more than 60 years of experience, we know a thing or two about food and what makes eating out fun.
Our stores are always clean, always bright and always playing great music. If there was anything Lovie loved more than making great hamburgers, it was her many musician friends who hung around her stand, ordering burgers late into the night, jotting down songs at the counter, or grabbing a shake before heading back to the studio for another jam session.
Maybe you’ve heard about the late-night talk show hosts, sports icons, and pop-stars who’ve made Fatburger their hangout of choice. Or maybe you’ve seen Fatburger on TV, or in a big Hollywood movie. It’s all part of the Fatburger legacy.
With your own Fatburger franchise - opportunity is still as bright as the California sunshine and as big as Lovie Yancey’s smile.
Summary of Operation:
Fast Casual Take-Out & Dine-In Hamburger Restaurant. Fatburger is a historic California food brand popular with many of the top celebrities.
Ideal Franchise Owner:
Multi unit operators sought with minimum Net worth of $1.5m, with minimum liquidity of $500k
Effective training is essential for maintaining the consistency and integrity of a Fatburger restaurant. Fatburger sets rigorous standards for staff development. We conduct a detailed and focused training program for your key personnel at a designated training unit. This in-depth training continues through the opening of your restaurant. You will receive thorough instruction in Restaurant Operations, Restaurant Management, Safety and Health, Local Store Marketing, Real Estate Selection and Business Development.
Year Established: 1952
Year of First Franchise: 1990
Number of Company Outlets: 3
Ideal Space: 1,500–2,300 square feet. The optimal size depends on climate, space con guration, clientele and economics. Food court or kiosk locations may be as small as 800–1,000 square feet.
Number of Franchised Outlets: +200
Franchises Planned: 175
Areas of Priority Development: Europe
Total Cost of Franchise: Approx. $500k
Initial Investment: Varies on prospective franchisee
Management Service Fees Payable: 6% Royalty Fee, 2% International Marketing Budget & 2% on Local Marketing
Breakdown of Package: Location fee $65,000
Financial Assistance Available:
IFA Member: Yes
PLEASE NOTE THIS OPPORTUNITY IS FOR MULTI-UNIT OR MASTER FRANCHISE RIGHTS. NO SINGLE UNIT FRANCHISES AVAILABLE IN IRELAND RIGHT NOW