FAT Brands, parent company of Fatburger, Buffalo’s Express and seven other restaurant concepts, announced a multi-unit development deal which will bring Fatburger and Buffalo’s Express to the Democratic Republic of Congo for the first time. In partnership with NAIA SARL Ltd., the deal is set to include the opening of five new locations in the Democratic Republic of Congo within the next few years.
“We have been strategically looking for ways to further grow FAT Brands’ presence in Africa since opening in Tunisia and Egypt several years ago and see great opportunity in the Democratic Republic of Congo in terms of the demand for fast casual food concepts,” says Andy Wiederhorn, CEO of FAT Brands. “We look forward to partnering with NAIA SARL Ltd. to bring our classic burgers and wings to Congo.”
Ever since the first Fatburger opened in Los Angeles over 70 years ago, the chain has been known for its delicious, grilled-to-perfection and cooked to order burgers. Founder Lovie Yancey believed that a big burger with everything on it is a meal in itself; at Fatburger “everything” is not just the usual roster of toppings. Burgers can be customized with everything from bacon and eggs to chili, jalapenos and onion rings. In addition to its famous burgers, the Fatburger menu also includes Fat and Skinny fries, sweet potato fries, scratch-made onion rings, turkeyburgers, chicken sandwiches, and hand scooped milkshakes made from 100% real ice cream.
From the Buffalo’s Express menu, patrons can choose bone-in or boneless wings accompanied by a wide variety of proprietary sauces ranging from sweet to spicy to mild to hot.