The Floydburger

All eyes are on boxer Floyd Mayweather as he trains for his big fight against rival Pacquiao.

As part of his training, Floyd is sticking to an all-organic diet which sadly means farewell to one of his favorites: Fatburger.

When we heard that Floyd was bummed about saying goodbye to his regular Fatburger fix, we knew we had to do something about it.

Enter the totally organic Floydburger.

Darin Feinstein, owner of the Las Vegas Fatburger where Floyd frequents, stepped up and created a special all-organic beef burger exclusively for Floyd. Now Floyd can include Fatburger as part of his training-friendly diet.

We wish Floyd the best of luck as he continues to train and we’re all rooting for him in his big fight!

 

What It Takes To Work At Fatburger

Smart. Dedicated. Passionate.

These are the qualities I look for in Fatburger employees.

Smart employees, ones who are able to see new opportunities for the company and have the courage and know-how to pursue them, are essential to Fatburger’s success. We are a company that thrives on innovation and growth. Like I recently shared with BusinessNewsDaily, having employees who can spot development opportunities, weigh the risks and know where the big rewards lie is a must. Knowing how to take smart risks that reap big rewards is an important skill to have.

Dedication is an essential quality to have in every employee. Dedicated employees see things through to the end and have the company’s back. Having employees who are invested in the brand and who match the enthusiasm I have for Fatburger creates an energetic and inspiring work environment.

Passion goes hand-in-hand with dedication. I love to hire people who are as excited about our business as I am. Knowing I have a team of employees who believe in the Fatburger brand motivates me to continue to lead this company to better and bigger heights.

I appreciate all the work my employees put into this business — from flipping burgers to working with me at our corporate headquarters. Fatburger stands on a foundation of hardworking, dedicated employees and will continue to succeed thanks to them.

 

 

 

Fatburger Minus The Beef

This week I wanted to take a look at our Fatburger Delhi location, which opened in August 2014.

As we planned our menu for this location we took a step back from our usual all-things-beef fare and created a new menu to match Indian cultural preferences.

What does a Fatburger menu look like sans beef? Absolutely delicious!

Fatburger New Menu

We introduced chicken, lamb and vegetarian options and sprinkled in the traditional flavors and spices of India.

One of the items we created for our guests is the Peri-Peri Paneer wrap, which incorporates Indian curd cheese into a flour tortilla, mixed in with lettuce, tomatoes and mayo.

Another item we were excited to debut is The Zesty, a soya patty burger that infuses citrus mayo, lettuce, tomatoes, onions and our homemade relish.

It’s a fun challenge to have Fatburger restaurants in over 32 different countries and we enjoy adapting our menu to match other countries’ cultural preferences.

As always, for more information about Fatburger, visit www.fatburger.com.

Fatburger Foodie Spotlight

I love going online and seeing customers post their Fatburger meal of choice on their social media accounts! I would like to start this week off with a little round-up of some of our favorite Fatburger foodie shots from last month:

#1: The “Give Me All The Food” shot 

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Photo cred: @london_ellis

#2: The “When Burger Met Curly Fries” shot 

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Photo cred: @bignic_misledsoul

#3. The “Bacon is a Beautiful Thing” shot. 

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Photo cred: @nataramos85

#4. The “Pre-Workout Meal” shot 

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Photo cred: @thisisj1 

It’s always a good feeling to see our customers around the world enjoying the food we provide. I personally like seeing the different combos all of you choose, whether it’s the XXXL Burger with a side of fries or the Veggie Burger with a dollop of ketchup for good measure. Have a great week!

We’re growing!

CEO Andy Wiederhorn

Hello readers! I have some exciting news to share from our offices at Fatburger.

In line with our global expansion movement I am excited to announce that Fatburger restaurants will be opening in Kuwait, Libya and Tunisia in 2015!

We already operate 22 restaurants in the Middle East/North Africa (MENA) including chains in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Lebanon.  We’re excited to add these new restaurants to our team.

We will be offering a vast range of fresh, healthy menu options including vegetarian options and burgers made with 100% Halal lean meat.

It’s an ambitious project and we are excited to see where this will take us. Thank you to all our Fatburger customers worldwide!

Fatburger’s First Kiss

Many of you have probably seen the “First Kiss” viral video from last year. For those of you who haven’t, the video documented what it would be like for 20 strangers to be filmed kissing each other within minutes of meeting each other.

This Valentine’s Day we at Fatburger decided to do our own version of the “First Kiss” social experiment and the results are nothing short of beautiful.

See for yourself:
https://www.facebook.com/Fatburger/posts/10152553541037303

For more videos and photos check out Fatburger’s social media pages. Thanks for reading!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Whether you’re staying in or going out, Fatburger wishes you a wonderful Valentine’s Day weekend! If you don’t get all the chocolate and candy you were hoping for, I recommend checking out our limited time Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Milkshake for your sugar fix:

Valentines Day Milkshake

 

Think bigger to go farther

Andy_BusinessWeekFebThere’s a fine line between good business advice, and bad advice with good intentions. Whether you’re an industry pro or just starting your career, it can be difficult to decipher between the two.

Bloomburg Businessweek surveyed several business leaders on the worst work advice they have received. Answers varied from things like “just tell employees what they want to hear” to “you need an advanced degree to get a good job.”

In my case, the bad advice came from a fellow chain restaurant CEO. He advised me to play it safe and expand Fatburger domestically before going international.

My gut told me to push the limits and introduce Fatburger to the rest of the world, and I chose to follow my instincts. This effort was met with great success, particularly in places where we were the first U.S. food concept to hit ground.

If I had decided to play it safe, Fatburger would have missed many international brand opportunities.

Sometimes you need to listen to your instincts, take risks and go for the bigger fish in the sea in order to succeed!

Super Bowl Sunday & 1.25 Billion Chicken Wings

buffalosDid you know that Americans eat a whopping 1.25 billion chicken wings on Super Bowl Sunday? We can thank MarketWatch for that interesting fact!

Since the first game in 1967, Super Bowl Sunday has turned into much more than a game; it’s become its own unofficial holiday. This game day holiday gives Americans everywhere an excuse to throw parties and enjoy some delicious food at home in front of the TV. Looking back, sports fanatics could simply show up to the Super Bowl party with chips and dip and call it a day.

This couldn’t be farther from the truth today! In today’s foodie culture, ordering out and ordering specialty items is the new go-to. We anticipated selling over 32,000 wings in our Buffalo’s Café stores this past Sunday which just proves the point. That’s a whole lot of to-go orders and a whole lot of wings!