Congratulations Thayer and Brooke!

Today I wanted to take a moment to say congratulations to my son Thayer and my new daughter-in-law, Brooke on their destination wedding in Cabo last weekend. It has been a joy to see Thayer grow and thrive both in life and at Fatburger. I’m so proud of all his many accomplishments, including finding Brooke as a wife.


It is wonderful to see these two childhood friends celebrate this next step in their lives and I couldn’t be happier for the both of them!

The Old-Fashioned Comes To Fatburger

Mad Men may have ended, but Don Draper’s favorite drink is still available, right here at Fatburger.

We recently opened a full bar with a specialty cocktail menu  (including the Old-Fashioned of course!) at our Koreatown location in Los Angeles, CA. Take a look:

Posted by Fatburger on Friday, May 15, 2015

Summertime at Fatburger

Summer is fast approaching and I couldn’t be more excited for the warm weather. We have been busy over here at Fatburger, preparing new summer menu items for you.

Here’s a sneak preview of what’s in store for this season:

fatburger smoothie

We are all about the classic burger, fries and shake combination, but we decided to sweeten things up a notch with our new Summer Smoothies.

We are bringing in three new flavors: Mixed Berry, Mango Pineapple and Strawberry Banana, created especially for summertime.

Stay connected with us on Facebook for additional details coming soon!

Throwback Thursday: The Original Fatburger

Original Fatburger location

The original Fatburger location

Lovie Yancey opened the first Fatburger in 1947 (named  Mr. Fatburger until 1952), in Los Angeles. CA. Things have changed a lot in the years since then! What started as a small, local business has since expanded to include franchises all over the world! Our menu has expanded significantly too, to include vegetarian options, hand-scooped shakes and other items. The original spot, as you can see, isn’t even in operation any more.

With all these changes, what remains the same? The quality of our burgers. Ever since Lovie whipped up the first big, juicy Fatburger more than half a decade ago, Fatburger has stayed committed to creating high-quality custom burgers from fresh, lean meat. It’s what makes Fatburger stand out from the rest of the burger chains.

We take pride in upholding the standards and culture that Lovie created, all those years ago.

To learn more about the history of Fatburger, visit

Bringing Fatburger Back To Detroit

I am extremely pleased to announce the grand reopening of Fatburger Detroit!


We welcomed many guests through our doors during the grand reopening earlier this week. It’s always a good feeling to see customers enjoying our custom-built burgers, fat fries, milkshakes and other menu favorites.

We have an amazingly dedicated fan base in Detroit and we are pleased to partner with new owner Korey Davis for this venture.

If you’re in the neighborhood, stop by!

For more information on Fatburger Detroit and other locations, visit


Cutting Costs, Not Quality

Buffalos CafeCutting costs and increasing quality products seem like two very different goals, but both can be achieved, even in the food industry.

I was able to save Buffalo’s Cafe $41,200, while improving the quality of food we serve.

Here’s how we did it:

Burgers: We switched from purchasing 20-pound cases of bulk ground-beef to perfect 8-ounce patties that arrive in 27-pound cases. Our burgers are more consistent, cook faster and have overall better quality than our previous product.

Fries: We lowered costs through french-fry vendor consolidation and increased each pack of fries from 27 to 30 pounds, lowering fees by 10 percent.

All in all, we have increased burger sales by 30 percent and continue to save time on distribution and packing at Buffalo’s Cafe!

One of my favorite parts of my job is figuring out how to make things as efficient and cost-effective as possible, while continuing to make delicious-quality food for our customers.

There’s never a dull moment in the food service industry and I love every second of it!

For more information about Buffalo’s Cafe, visit



Fatburger Foodie Roundup

Every now and then I like to give a shout-out to some of Fatburger’s biggest fans. I love seeing people around the world enjoying a meal with us.
Here’s a quick round-up of my favorite foodie photos from this month:

1. The “Fatburger Buddies” Shot
Fatburger @mbrags
Photo Credit: @mbrags

2. The “Maple Leaf” Shot
Fatburger @shelbysieppert
Photo Credit: @shelbysieppert

3. The “Hello from Indonesia!” Shot
Fatburger @plaza_indonesia
Photo Credit: @plaza_indonesia

4. The “About To Get Devoured” Shot
Fatburger @_davidcarnero_
Photo Credit: @_davidcarnero_

5. The “Craving Lunch Now” Shot
Fatburger @donjulioe
Photo Credit: @donjulioe

I love it when our fans share their Fatburger experience with us! Thank you to everyone who follows Fatburger on social media and continues to share the love. Have a great weekend!

Why We’re Different

Burger joints seem like a dime a dozen in America. So what makes Fatburger stand apart from the crowd?

A few things…

1. We’re Fresh 
We use fresh, not frozen, beef patties for all our burgers. What really sets us apart is that you can see your burger being made in the restaurant. When you bite into a Fatburger, it will taste like it came straight from the grill, because it actually did.

2. We’re Unique 
Fatburger patties have a specialized flavor. All our patties are made from lean beef and are covered in a proprietary spice blend. We also use mustard instead of ketchup. You can always order a burger with lettuce, tomatoes and cheese, but what about an egg? Like I shared with The Street earlier this month,  at Fatburger we sell a lot of burgers with egg on them. In our earlier days they would call it the hangover burger.

3. We’re Flexible
At Fatburger, we don’t have as much red tape to work through when it comes to introducing new food items. If there’s a good idea cooking, we’re able to jump on it and make it happen more quickly than a larger franchise.

We are a quick-service restaurant chain that stresses the importance of quality taste and quality customer service. It’s something I, as the CEO, take personal pride in and strive to meet every single day.