FAT Brands Inc, parent company of Fatburger, The Last Great Hamburger Stand, and Buffalo’s Express, announced a new master franchise deal for the state of Utah and Mesa County, Colorado. Through the agreement, veteran multi-unit franchisee Fatty McGees LLC will develop multiple co-branded Fatburger and Buffalo’s Express locations in these areas in the coming years.
Fatburger, the beloved Hollywood burger chain, maintains and upholds the unique culture and menu offerings crafted by founder Lovie Yancey when she launched the brand 70 years ago in Southern California. With an array of tasty add-ons 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 XXXL that can be paired with hand-scooped milkshakes and a selection of traditional American sides. To complement Fatburger’s menu, Buffalo’s Express offers juicy, made-to-order, boneless and bone-in chicken wings and salads.
“Blair Jackson, Ryan Poelman and the team at Fatty McGee’s are experienced multi-unit restaurant operators. We are thrilled to partner with a franchisee who is well established in these markets for our initial foray into Utah and the Grand Junction area,” says Andy Wiederhorn, president and CEO of FAT Brands. “The food scene in these communities is thriving, and we look forward to adding Fatburger and Buffalo’s Express to the mix of restaurants these vibrant towns enjoy.”
Committed to international and domestic expansion, Fatburger and Buffalo’s Express continue to bring their all-American dining experiences to new territories throughout the United States and the world. To date, the burger and chicken brands have over 200 locations open and under development in 32 different countries, with recent openings in Panama, China and the U.S. Further, the brands have development agreements in place to open 350-plus additional restaurants around the world in the coming years.