Fatburger fast food restaurant to open in Sacramento, California area


Customers await their order at Fatburger in the Sherman Oaks section of Los Angeles on December 6, 2020. The Southern California-based burger chain arrives in Elk Grove, making it the fourth restaurant in Northern California.


Southern california Favorite fatburger of fast food restaurants arrives at Elk Grove, the latest entry into the Sacramento area’s burger wars and a rare foray north for the iconic Southland brand.

Work continues to open the restaurant, tucked away on the busy street Elk Grove Raley Center Elk Grove and Franklin Boulevard shopping center, but the “Help Wanted” sign is off. The restaurant is hiring a general manager, team leaders and a team in time for an opening slated for mid-June, Natomas franchisee Reynard Rutherford said on Monday, fresh out of a training session for general managers. and the owners.

Elk Grove will be just the fourth northern California city with a Fatburger franchise, joining restaurants from Fresno and San Francisco, as well as Thunder Valley Casino Resort in Lincoln.

Opening at Elk Grove was an easy decision, Rutherford said.

“Elk Grove is so diverse and very open,” he said. “You have high schools, seniors, younger people, people come from the Bay Area and LA. It is developing at such a rapid rate. “

Bringing Fatburger to the Sacramento area was also a matter of fate, Rutherford said. He was planning on opening another burger franchise last year, but when this chain struggled, he found out about Fatburger’s opportunities in Northern California through an online franchise lead.

Rutherford called company officials last year and he landed the franchise. He said the Elk Grove site was part of a larger plan to open four of the locations in the Sacramento area over the next four years.

Los Angeles-based retro-tilting burger chain calls itself “The last big hamburger stand” and features his signature hand-pressed burgers loaded with ‘The Works’ of lettuce, tomato, onion, mayonnaise, pickles and relish (the half pound Kingburger is highly recommended), thick ‘Fat’ fries, rings homemade onion and ice cream milkshakes. The menu also offers vegetarian and low-calorie Impossible Burger options and a bread-free Skinnyburger.

Rutherford was already a fan before he became a franchisee. Her children were athletes on the AAU’s traveling baseball and basketball teams a decade earlier, and the family made Fatburger a favorite stopover on their trips to tournaments in Las Vegas.

“We would walk the Strip, then go to Fatburger, eat their burger, buy their milkshakes,” he said. “They were so good. This is how we got started.

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Darrell Smith covers the courts and California news for The Sacramento Bee. He joined The Bee in 2006 and previously worked for newspapers in Palm Springs, Colorado Springs, Colorado and Marysville. Originally from the Sacramento Valley, Smith was born and raised at Beale Air Force Base near Marysville.

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