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First Fatburger Franchise To Open Soon

Fatburger franchise from America will soon be opening its first outlet in Fiji soon. Established in Los Angeles in 1952, Fatburger has a solid history of quality burgers, hip environment
26 Oct 2014 00:12
First Fatburger Franchise To Open Soon
Second from left: Damodar Group chairman Dayanand Damoda shakes hand with Fatburger representative (fourth from left ) Selaiman Azizi

Fatburger franchise from America will soon be opening its first outlet in Fiji soon.

Established in Los Angeles in 1952, Fatburger has a solid history of quality burgers, hip environment and consistent customer satisfaction.

The first outlet will be located at Damodar City on Grantham road in Suva.

Company representative Selaiman Azizi said: “We choose Fiji because we see that things are happening here.

“Especially now with the new Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama, we see the country as the best place for our Fatburger franchise.”

Fatburger offers

What exactly does the Fatburger have to offer.

“We have actually  have different burger sizes from small, medium, large, extra extra large,  and triple extra large,” he said.

“Then we even have grilled chicken sandwich, crispy chicken sandwich, Cajun chicken sandwich, Turkey burger and veggie burger, fat salad, hot dog, chili dog and chicken strips.

“And obviously this is still not enough…we even own the brand Buffalo’s.

“Buffalo’s offers the Guests amazing chicken wings and as much spicy ones as well as the guest can eat it.

“All Fijians, Indians, Muslims…everyone, young and old, students and workers…everyone who loves to have amazing burgers. Our food will be 100 per cent Halal.”

They would definitely be expanding in Fiji.

“In next couple of years, we want to open five stores for sure. For more we will see how the business goes here.

“I don’t see any challenges right now as Fiji is big and the people will love our Fatburger and Buffalo’s meals.”

About Fatburger

Fatburger was founded by Lovie Yancey in Los Angeles, California in 1947.

It was originally named “Mr. Fatburger” (on behalf of Lovie’s boyfriend), until the “Mr.” was removed by Yancey in 1952.

At that time, she bought out her start-up partners and retained sole ownership of the Fatburger brand until 1990.

Fatburger remained mostly a California chain until the late 1990s, when it began an expansion in North America.

On August 15, 2003, Fog Cutter Capital Group completed a $7 million investment and financing package for the company.

In 2008, Fatburger opened its first restaurant in a sports stadium, the Arizona Diamondbacks’ Chase Field.

“It had also opened its first location in the Dubai, United Arab Emirates, today there are eight.

“In January 2013, Fatburger opened its first branch in Karachi, Pakistan. Owing to the success of the burgers and positive response by Pakistanis. “

There are almost 150 outlets in America and worldwide there are almost 300 stores.

Feedback:  maraia.vula@fijisun.com.fj

 




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