[photopress:hotels_fatburger.jpg,full,alignright]In a sense this is bad news. Fog Cutter plans to open a Fatburger in Beijing at Solanain April 2008. Fatburger plans to have approximately 25 locations in China by the end of 2010, all company-owned.
Like who needs a new fast food joint called Fatburger? The menace is in the name.
It is a little more complicated than that.
Fatburger is a fast-food restaurant chain that operates in the United States and Canada. Yes, it is a fast food restaurant, the food is cooked and made to order.
Former professional basketball player Magic Johnson was one of the owners of the parent company — not that it makes the food healthy.
Customers are given a number after ordering and the food and milkshakes are delivered to the customers’ table.
Burgers can be ordered fried or flame grilled.
All Fatburger locations have a jukebox which runs perpetually for free. Honest.
Fatburger was featured in the 1995 movie with the splendid title, Don’t Be A Menace To South Central While Drinking Your Juice In The Hood. It is also one of the favorite eating places of Ice Cube and is mentioned in his 1993 single It Was a Good Day.
Whenever you put money into the tip jar, the cashier will yell ‘Fat Tip!’ I am not sure of the Mandarin equivalent.
Fatburger is not high on my list of eating places I must try. But then, I have never been in a Hooters. Nor yet a Kentucky Fried. I am plainly a complete Philistine.
Source: Business Review