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Los Angeles Burger Chain Wants to Open 25 Restaurants in Texas

Fatburger is looking to come to Austin

A hand holding up a semi-wrapped burger with shredded lettuce, a tomato slice, two patties, and cheese in front of a Fatburger sign
A burger from Fatburger
Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

Los Angeles-based burger chain Fatburger is looking to make its Texas debut by opening a whopping 25 locations in the state. This would include restaurants in Austin, as well as Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio. As of now, there is no available information as to where exactly the burger chain is looking in the city, nor when those restaurants will open.

Fatburger’s known for its customizable burgers, from varying sizes; to extra ingredients like cheese, bacon, and chili; to patties like turkey, a low-calorie version, or the Impossible Burger one. Then there are chicken wings (bone-in or boneless) with various flavors from spicy (the scorchin’) to mild; plus milkshakes, onion rings, all sorts of fries, and chili cheese dogs.

Fatburger founders Lovie Yancey and Charles Simple opened the restaurant as Mr. Fatburger in Los Angeles in 1947. The name changed to Fatburger in 1952 when they split. Then it expanded and franchised in the 1980s, with various owners from Magic John to Janet Jackson to David Spade. Current parent company Fat Brands is working with Croft Ventures LLC for the Texas expansion.