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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
N/R Not ranked last year
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Initial investment
$459K - $988K
Units as of 2021
180 19.2% over 3 years

Company Overview

The first Fatburger-- originally called Mr. Fatburger-- was opened by Lovie Yancey in Los Angeles in 1947. The chain expanded mostly in California before nationwide franchising began in 1990. Each Fatburger restaurant offers hamburgers cooked-to-order, along with sandwiches, salads, fries and onion rings.

About Fatburger

Industry
Food
Related Categories
Hamburgers
Founded
1952
Parent Company
FAT Brands Inc.
Leadership
Andrew Wiederhorn, President & CEO
Ticker Symbol
FAT

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1990 (31 years)
# of employees at HQ
50
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

This company is seeking new franchisees worldwide.

# of Units
180 (as of 2021)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
9720 Wilshire Blvd., #500
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Fatburger franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee
$50,000
Initial Investment
$459,169 - $988,000
Net Worth Requirement
$1,500,000
Cash Requirement
$500,000
Royalty Fee
6%
Ad Royalty Fee
4%
Term of Agreement
15 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

Third Party Financing
Fatburger has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: startup costs, equipment, inventory, payroll

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

On-The-Job Training
256 hours
Classroom Training
44 hours
Additional Training
Executive training
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Social Media
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
# of employees required to run
15
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

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Updated: February 8th, 2021