FAT (Fresh. Authentic. Tasty.) Brands Inc., parent company of Fatburger, Round Table Pizza and 16 other restaurant concepts, announces a new development deal to open 40 new franchised Fatburger locations across Northern California. In partnership with franchisee California Burger, Inc., Fatburger will be added to 40 existing Round Table Pizza locations over the next 10 years with the first location set to open in 2024.

“Since opening our first co-branded Fatburger and Round Table Pizza in the Dallas area last year, we have seen significant interest in this pairing from our franchisee base,” says Taylor Wiederhorn, Chief Development Officer of FAT Brands. “We are pleased to further the growth of this new co-branded model with California Burger, Inc. who also operates Circle Pizza LLC, the largest multi-unit operator of Round Table Pizza with over 70 Round Table Pizza restaurants in operation. We see great potential for Fatburger and Round Table Pizza co-branded restaurants given both brands’ California heritage. The strategy is not unsimilar to the success we have experienced with co-branded locations of Fatburger and Buffalo’s Express, which now number over 100 locations worldwide.”

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 lettuce, tomato, onion, mayo, mustard, pickles and relish. Burgers can be customized with toppings including bacon and eggs. In addition to its famous burgers, the Fatburger menu also includes Fat and Skinny Fries, turkeyburgers, hand-breaded crispy chicken sandwiches, and hand-scooped milkshakes made from 100% real ice cream.

Since its founding in 1959, Round Table Pizza has been recognized as “Pizza Royalty” for its homemade dough made from scratch and rolled fresh daily as well as for its dedication to using gold-standard ingredients like hand-sliced vegetables, high-quality meats, and the brand’s signature three cheese blend. Each pizza is hand-crafted with legendary toppings layered to the edge of Round Table’s perfectly baked crust.

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