Fatburger: Wikis


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Type Franchise
Founded Los Angeles, California, U.S. (1952)
Headquarters Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Key people Lovie Yancey
Industry Fast food restaurants
Products Burgers, french fries, soft drinks & milkshakes
Website www.fatburger.com
Fatburger restaurant in Los Angeles, California

Fatburger is a quick casual restaurant chain. It operates in the United States, Canada, and various other countries. It uses the slogan The Last Great Hamburger Stand. While it is a fast food restaurant, the food is cooked and made to order.



Fatburger was founded by Lovie Yancey in Los Angeles, California in 1952. Although Fatburger was established in 1952, "Mr. Fatburger" was the original name dating back to 1947. Ms. Yancey died on 26 January 2008, according to Fatburger's parent owner, Fog Cutter Capital Group, Inc.

The company remained mostly a California chain until the late 1990s, when it began an expansion in North America. There are currently 93 Fatburger restaurants, including three outlets in Asia and one in the United Arab Emirates.


Former professional basketball player Magic Johnson, through Johnson Development Corporation, was one of the owners of the parent company.[1] Former talk show host Montel Williams co-owns several Fatburger restaurants in Colorado.[2] Bay Area rapper E-40 also has a stake in the company as a franchise owner, and played a role in bringing the first Fatburger restaurant to the San Francisco Bay Area.[3]

On August 15, 2003, Fog Cutter Capital Group, Inc., owned by Andrew Wiederhorn, completed a $6 million investment and financing package for Fatburger Holdings, Inc. ("Fatburger"). Fatburger currently operates or franchises 93 hamburger stands.

Rapper Kanye West's restaurant company will be opening 10 Fatburger restaurants in Chicagoland, starting in September 2008.[4 ] Hip-hop musician Pharrell, in partnership with Fatburger, opened several Fatburger restaurants in China in 2007 and 2008.[5]

On the January 5, 2010 episode of The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien, American rapper, singer, actress, and spokesperson Queen Latifah mentioned that she owns several Fatburger franchises. [6][7]

In Popular Culture

Fatburger is referenced by several hip-hop artists such as the late rapper Christopher Wallace also known as The Notorious B.I.G. in his song Going back to Cali where he says "If I wanna squirt her, take her to Fatburger" and in Ice Cubes 1992 hit from the album Predator in the song Good Day "Two in the morning got the fat burger"[8]




United States

Greater China

United Arab Emirates


  • Jakarta (3, Plaza Indonesia Extension, Plaza Senayan, Pejaten Village)


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