Founded in Los Angeles, California in 1952, Fatburger is a fast-casual, takeout and dine-in, gourmet hamburger restaurant serving the famous Fatburger, custom made to guests' taste buds. For more than 60 years Fatburger has been dedicated to serving big, juicy, tasty lean beef burgers made-to-order and customized, all right in front of its customers.

Business Type:
Retail (Brick and Mortar)


Year Established: 1952
Year First Franchised: 1981
Franchised Units: 100 - 250
Company Owned Units: 3

States referrals are accepted in:

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Washington
  • Washington DC
  • West Virginia
  • Wyoming

Background Notes

  • Accepting referrals in all states not listed above, assuming they are a strong candidate for FDD registration.



Financial / Terms

Cash Investment (Liquid): $500000
Minimum Investment: $498100
Maximum Investment: $850600
Minimum Net Worth: $1500000
Franchise Fee: $50000
Average # of Employees: 25
Financial Performance Representation / FPR-Item 19 in FDD: Yes
Ownership Participation:
Executive Model
Passive Ownership
Royalty Type: Flat Percentage Fee

Royalty Fee Structure:

Ad Fee Structure:
4 % (2% National, 2% Local Store Marketing by Franchisee)

Financial Terms Notes:

International Franchise Fee is $65,000.00 US

Franchise Sales

Single Unit: Yes
Multiple Units: Yes
Area/Master Developer: Yes
Resales: No

International Expansion

International Expansion Opportunities: Yes
Regions outside of U.S. available for Expansion:

  • Central / South America
  • Western Europe
  • Eastern Europe
  • Asia / Pan Pacific
  • Africa
  • Middle East

Accepting referrals in all countries except: Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Figi,

Single Unit Availability Outside US: Yes
Multiple Unit Availability Outside US: Yes
Area Development or Master Avail: Yes
International Expansion Notes:

Contact us to ask for International Market availability.

The Canadian Market is owned by a Master Franchisee - Contract is under negotiations for referrals. Not accepting referrals at this time.

Accepting referrals in all countries except: Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Figi

International Franchise Fee - $65,000.00 US


Support & Training Provided

Financial Assistance Provided: Yes
Site Selection Assistance: Yes
Lease Negotiation Assistance: Yes
Co-operative Advertising: Yes
Support and Training Notes:
2 Week Executive Training Program: 2 week program in which franchisee and executives of the franchisee company get an overview of the day to day operations and financial operations of the business

4-6 Week Store Management Training Program: 4-6 week training program in which 5 individuals are selected as the management staff of the restaurant are sent through training with the corporate operations staff. Throughout the training process the corporate staff identifies and or disqualifies the following positions: General Manager, Assistant Manager, 3 Shift Leaders. Training takes 4-6 weeks dependent upon the capabilities of the management staff candidates that are sent through training during this time.

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Freddy O'Pry

Franchise Development