Industry News | June 23, 2017

Fast Casual Fatburger Arrives in Panama

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Fatburger announced the launch of its brand in Panama. Known for offering the freshest, tastiest, made-to-order hamburgers and chicken wings around, this Fatburger location, which is cobranded with sister chicken wing concept Buffalo’s Express, is sure to be welcomed by the local Panamanian community.

The beloved Hollywood burger chain maintains, and upholds, the unique culture, and menu offerings, Lovie Yancey created when launching the brand 65 years ago. With an array of tasty toppings, and condiments to select from, each burger is grilled-to-order and topped with the freshest ingredients. Appealing to appetites of all sizes, Fatburger offers burgers ranging in size from Single, to Double, to Triple, to Quad as well as alternative options including veggie and turkey-burgers; as if that’s not enough, Buffalo’s Express’ fresh, made-to-order, boneless and bone-in chicken wings and salads perfectly complement the Fatburger menu offerings.

“Opening in Panama is a tremendous opportunity for our brand as we have the ability to serve our great products and become a part of the surrounding communities,” says CEO of Fatburger, Andy Wiederhorn. “With our iconic Los Angeles roots, we are confident our classic, made-to-order burgers and chicken wings will thrive in this bustling and vibrant location.”

Fatburger has forged a master franchise development deal with Panaburger, S.A. in Panama; The food and beverage company is responsible for introducing a variety of other international brands to the region and has acquired the exclusive rights to develop Fatburger and Buffalo’s restaurants in Panama over the next few years.

“We are very excited to bring the Fatburger and Buffalo’s Express brands to Panama,” says Fatburger and Buffalo’s Express franchisee, Mohamed Rada. “We are eager to serve our great tasting products to the Panamanian people and look forward to developing the brand throughout the market in the upcoming years.”

The new Fatburger and Buffalo’s Express restaurant will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. daily, and is located at Rada Plaza, Local No. 11 Vía Principal, Costa del Este Panama City, Panama 0000.

Committed to international expansion, Fatburger and Buffalo’s Cafe continues to bring their all-American dining experiences to new and unexplored territories throughout the world. To date, the burger and chicken brands have over 200 locations in 32 different countries with recent openings in Cairo, Shanghai and Las Vegas. The burger brand has development agreements in place to open 350-plus additional locations around the world in the coming years.

“We are continuously looking for ways to cultivate our brand internationally and are grateful to work with an exceptional company like Panaburger, S.A. to expand our presence in Panama and Latin America,” says Andy Wiederhorn, CEO of Fatburger and Buffalo’s Cafe. “Sharing core values with key partners is crucial to the growth of the Fatburger and Buffalo’s Cafe brands throughout the world and we are certain Panaburger, S.A. will successfully introduce our menu to new fans in the region.”

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