Los Angeles — FAT (Fresh. Authentic. Tasty.) Brands Inc., parent company of Fatburger, Buffalo’s Express and 15 other restaurant concepts, has inked a new development deal to open 10 new franchised locations in Puerto Rico. Franchisee Conceptos Restaurants LLC is leading the deal to bring Fatburger and Buffalo’s Express to the island with the restaurants set to open over the next 5 years.
“2022 has been a strong year of growth for Fatburger and Buffalo’s Express with new development deals in Alaska, Arkansas, Florida, and now, Puerto Rico, and we are only halfway through the year,” says Taylor Wiederhorn, chief development officer of FAT Brands. “Quick-service and fast-casual concepts continue to gain popularity in Puerto Rico, and we are thrilled to be able to make our debut on the island with a partner like Conceptos Restaurants.”
Founded in 1952, FAT Brands is a leading global franchising company that strategically acquires, markets and develops fast-casual, quick-service, casual dining and polished casual dining concepts around the world. The company currently owns 17 restaurant brands: Round Table Pizza, Fatburger, Marble Slab Creamery, Johnny Rockets, Fazoli’s, Twin Peaks, Great American Cookies, Hot Dog on a Stick, Buffalo’s Cafe & Express, Hurricane Grill & Wings, Pretzelmaker, Elevation Burger, Native Grill & Wings, Yalla Mediterranean and Ponderosa and Bonanza Steakhouses, and franchises and owns over 2,300 units worldwide. For more information, visit www.fatbrands.com.
Founded in 1985 in Roswell, Ga., Buffalo’s Express is a fast-casual chain known for its world-famous chicken wings and proprietary wing sauces. The concept is co-branded with over 100 Fatburger restaurants to date. For more information, visit www.buffalos.com.
SOURCE: FAT Brands