Fatburger has officially announced its plans to enter the Indian market for the first time in the company’s 60-year history.

The fast-casual chain has agreed to a 25-unit deal with VAZZ Foods Private Limited, a food and beverage distributor, and owner Vikramjit Singh to deliver the signature Fatburger experience to areas in the Northern region of India.

Committed to growing the brand’s name in the country, VAZZ plans to continue to bring the chain to other unexplored territories in the coming years.

The burger franchise operates in 27 countries, most recently extending its international footprint with a new location in Beirut, Lebanon.

Fatburger will be opening new restaurants in Cairo, Egypt; Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; Istanbul, Turkey; and Lahore, Pakistan, in the next few months.

The leading better-burger brand also has agreements for more than 300 new units in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa, further broadening its global reach. Fatburger has nearly half of its restaurant locations in overseas markets.

“Offering the Fatburger experience in international markets has always been a top priority for our brand, and we look forward to serving the Indian market with the same superior-quality burgers that our fans at home have always enjoyed,” says CEO of Fatburger Andy Wiederhorn. “We anticipate great success in India and strive to further build upon our international presence in the coming years.”

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