Fatburger Gets in the Game as USC Athletics Sponsor

Fatburger, an All-American, fast-casual burger restaurant, has officially signed a three-year partnership with the University of Southern California (USC) to become a proud partner of USC Athletics.

Working with USC Sports Properties, the FOX-owned sales entity, which manages the marketing and media rights on behalf of USC Athletics, Fatburger will receive a variety of multimedia sponsorship entitlements, including on-field and courtside signage, video board features, Fan Fest display, and radio spots.

Fatburger Brings the Burgers to Amman, Jordan

Fatburger has officially announced the opening of its newest location in Amman, Jordan.

This will be the first location to enter the country of Jordan since the fast-casual brand’s inception more than 60 years ago.

The owner of the Jordan location, Vetra Investments, a prominent hospitality and foodservice specialist based in Dubai, has been an integral component of Fatburger’s international growth.

Fatburger Cools Down in Warm Months With New Shake

Fatburger has officially brought back its Strawberry Banana Shake for a limited time, available now until April 29.

Offering an array of traditional shake flavors, the burger chain is stirring up the menu with the addition of this rich, fruity beverage option.

Prepared with hand-scooped vanilla ice cream, strawberries, and bananas, the beverage is topped with whipped cream, making for an ideal spring drink option.

Guests can pair theshake with one of Fatburger’s burger creations, which range in size from small to XXXL, all customizable to each patron’s liking.

Fatburger Takes Over Downtown Los Angeles

Fatburger has announced the opening of its first location in downtown Los Angeles.

The Hollywood burger chain maintains and upholds the unique culture that Lovie Yancey created when launching the brand 60 years ago. With an array of toppings and condiments to select from, each burger is grilled to order and topped with fresh ingredients.

Appealing to appetites of all sizes, Fatburger offers burgers ranging in size from small to XXXL, with options including veggie and turkey burgers.

Kick the Stress Out

Quick-service leaders have a lot on their plate, from running complex organizations and overseeing financials to being the voice and face of their concepts.

But as they juggle these responsibilities and wade through the myriad daily decisions they need to make, something threatens to derail everything: stress.

Fatburger Opens Stores No. 30 and 31 in Canada

Fatburger, an all-American restaurant known for serving big and juicy burgers, announced the opening of Canada's 30th and 31st locations in Camrose and Edmonton, Alberta.

Operating in 27 countries across the globe, the iconic, better-burger chain is committed to further extending its international portfolio throughout Canada and overseas in the Middle East, Asia, and North Africa.

Breaking the 7 Unwritten Rules

How some operators succeed by going against the industry’s conventional wisdom.

Every industry has its unwritten rules for success, a series of dos and don’ts that conventional wisdom suggests are the path to profits.

The quick-serve industry is no exception. For decades, companies have operated under a series of assumptions that guide their business decisions and compose their operations manuals. And many of these brands would suggest they’ve been all the wiser—and richer—by playing by the rules.

Prepping for the Premium

How operators can soften the blow from climbing insurance rates.

Chicken Salad Chick is dealing with climbing insurance premiums in 2013.
Chicken Salad Chick's insurance premiums are expected to grow 4.8–9.5 percent in 2013, says president Kevin Brown.

Insurance experts say many restaurateurs, including quick-service operators, will be hit with significant increases to their property and casualty insurance premiums when they renew this year, with some policies rumored to go up by as much as 75–100 percent.

A 2012 filled with high-profile cases of food contamination, power outages, and weather damage like that brought on by Hurricane Sandy is forcing insurance actuaries to be more cautious about writing policies, the experts say.

Fatburger Heads Home with New Los Angeles Location

Fatburger, the long-standing Hollywood favorite, is excited to announce the opening of a new location in Westfield Century City in Los Angeles.

The 60-year-old burger chain looks forward to providing Angelenos another hot spot to enjoy their juicy burgers, hand-scooped milkshakes, and infamous “Fat Fries”.

Taking great pride in its Los Angeles roots, Fatburger strives to maintain the same culture that founder Lovie Yancey instituted when opening the beloved chain in 1952.

Fatburger Opens First Unit in Temecula, California

Fatburger, known for its fresh burgers and hand-scooped ice cream shakes, is proud to announce the opening of its first store in Temecula, California.

Maintaining the same upbeat, soulful culture that started more than 60 years ago, the new Fatburger location is sure to provide Temecula residents with juicy burgers and homemade onion rings, as well as the ever-famous Fat Fries.