The FAT Brands owned Buffalo’s Express and Fatburger are soon to hit Illinois with A.D.T.J. Development LLC, which has recently signed a franchise agreement with FAT Brands to open 25 Fatburger and Buffalo’s Express locations throughout the state of Illinois, in particular, in Chicago and the surrounding area.
“The city of Chicago has a vibrant restaurant scene and has welcomed fast-casual eateries over the past decade. It’s an exciting time for FAT Brands to be growing our presence in the area,” said FAT Brands CEO Andy Wiederhorn.
“We are eager to plant our roots down in Chicago and the state as a whole, delivering an unparalleled burger and wing experience to new audiences.”
“Fatburger has always been our favorite burger and we have each traveled far and wide. We are excited as a team to bring the Fatburger experience to the state of Illinois,” said managing partner of A.D.T.J. Development LLC Toi Salter.
It’s been a very strong year for FAT Brands, with the completion of two acquisitions, Twin Peaks and Fazoli’s. The Fatburger brand has performed strongly too, with commitments to open 50 stores in Mexico, the brand’s 100th location and its fourth location in Singapore.