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Rapper Nipsey Hussle & Bennard Park ex-Police Chief cut the ribbon at the Fatburger Grand Opening in Crenshaw
Los Angeles, California, May 10, 2014
Ravi Grewal who has owned several businesses in Southern California and Nevada and Sam Sidhu, a well known real estate broker in valley area, jointly opened a new Fatburger at 5817 crenshaw, Los Angeles on May 10, 2014.
Nipsey Hussle who was chosen as one of XXL Magazine's "Annual Freshman Top Ten", a selection of ten up-and-coming artists in 2010, said, "I appreciate FatBurger Company who offered me to be apart of something so incredible, being able to bring new business to the Crenshaw community." Nipsey was also
raised near the intersection of Crenshaw Boulevard and Slauson Avenue in South Los Angeles.
(Above Photo) Bernard C. Park, who served as chief of the Los Angeles Police Department from August 1997 to May 2002 and now member of the Los Angeles City Council, representing the 8th District in South Los Angeles cut the ribbon and congratulate Ravi Grewal anf Mr. Sam Sidhu for opening new Fatburger store in his city.
Fatburger Inc. is a fast casual restaurant chain. Its tagline is The Last Great Hamburger Stand. While it is a fast food restaurant, the food is cooked and made to order. Some Fatburger restaurants have a liquor license, as well as Fat Bars. Its franchise headquarters are in Beverly Hills, California. In addition to the United States, the chain operates in over 29 other countries.
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, keeping and operating only the original store on Western Avenue for herself.
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. As of 2014 Fatburger operates or franchises over 150 Fatburger restaurants worldwide with over 300 more planned for future development. For several months in 2006, the company was barred from selling additional franchises in California.
In 2008, Fatburger opened its first restaurant in a sports stadium, the Arizona Diamondbacks' Chase Field. Fatburger also opened its first location in the Dubai, U.A.E., (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, Fatburger opened its biggest flagship outlet globally on June, 2013 in Lahore.
Fatburger's menu offers patties of varying size (small to large) and in varying quantity. Add-ons, sides, and drinks are available at an extra cost.