Fans of big and juicy Fatburgers with all the fixings can now indulge their taste buds as British Columbia’s latest edition of the popular burger chain is now open in South Surrey’s new Grandview Central Shopping Centre. Franchisee Ravi Sidhu may have just launched her 2nd Fatburger Restaurant (her first location is in Ladner), but she was a Fatburger Fan long before that!
Excerpt from Franchise Canada Magazine – March/April 2017
Sidhu, who talks a mile a minute and whose every statement reveals enthusiasm for her work, started her journey with Fatburger in 2008 as the Manager of a location in White Rock. She then moved up into the corporate support centre as Franchise District Manager, but despite enjoying her work supporting other franchisees, she longed for the freedom of running her own operation. “One day, I just sat down and said, ‘what about if I become a franchisee of my own?'”
Two locations later, she’s proved that having a customer service first attitude and taking care of your staff goes a long way in the restaurant business.
The 2,000-square foot Grandview Central restaurant is in a convenient location in the centre anchored by Real Canadian Superstore and Shoppers Drug Mart. Grandview Central is strategically positioned within South Surrey’s main retail arterial along Highway 99 and 24th Avenue, and services one of the province’s most affluent markets.
For more than a decade, Fatburger has been one of Canada’s fast-growing and most popular burger chains acclaimed for serving up some of Canada’s biggest and juiciest burgers, as well as Buffalo’s™ world-famous wings and tenders and delicious breakfasts in many locations.
The new Fatburger is the second franchise for Ravi Sidhu. Ravi became franchisee for the Fatburger location in Ladner in January of 2016. But her experience with er expeeience the iconic cooked-to-order burger chain began in 2008 when she was the manager of a location in White Rock. She was then recruited into the corporate support centre as a franchise district manager. Her self-confidence and strong track record eventually led to the opportunity to take the helm of a Fatburger franchise, herself.
“We are delighted with Ravi’s customer-service oriented approach to operating a Fatburger restaurant and are confident her unbridled enthusiasm and love of our brand will translate into success in her newest venture,” said Frank Di Benedetto, CEO, president and owner of the FDF Restaurant Brandz franchise system that includes the Fatburger Canada chain. Fatburger traces its roots back to the 1950s in Los Angeles when the word fat meant cool or hip.
In keeping with the Fatburger tradition, the new 50-seat location will feature an open kitchen, allowing guests to order at the counter and enjoy watching their meals being cooked, along with up-to-the-minute technology like flat screen TVs and a roaring sound system. Convenient takeout service will also be available.
The new restaurant will be serving delicious choices for breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days a week. Start your day with a hearty breakfast with combinations of eggs, home-style hash browns, maple bacon, breakfast sausage and fluffy buttermilk pancakes sized to suit every appetite, and enjoy breakfast sandwiches served on buttered brioche buns available all day.
Each and every burger is made with fresh, never frozen, hand-pressed Alberta Angus beef — with no additives, binders or fillers. Fatburgers can be enjoyed with all the usual condiments, plus many inspired choices such as chili, maple bacon, mushrooms, guacamole, pineapple, jalapenos, an assortment of cheeses, and even a fried egg. Only the freshest produce, including hand-cut lettuce and award winning centre-cut beefsteak tomatoes, qualify to be served on a Fatburger.
For hungrier patrons, there’s a half-pound Kingburger, a three-quarter pound Double Fatburger, and the baddest burger on the block – the Triple Kingburger. This monster of a burger features three half-pound patties of Angus beef served on an artisan sesame seed bun with lettuce, pickles and your choice of cheese, plus tomato, onion and any of Fatburger’s other complimentary tasty toppings.
But there’s more on the menu than burgers. Delicious options include lean sage and rosemary infused turkey burgers, and custom-made veggie burgers, both made exclusively for Fatburger. There’s an assortment of chicken sandwiches made with full-sized marinated chicken breasts. Fatburger also offers “Lettuce Wrap your Burger,” a gluten free, low-carb option for beef burgers and chicken sandwiches.
In the mood for chicken? Fatburger is proud to serve Buffalo’s™ World Famous Wings and Tenders. The big, juicy chicken wings are fried to perfection and coated with your choice of signature sauce. The chicken tenders are made-to-order using plump and juicy chicken tenderloin, lightly battered, hand breaded and fried to perfection.
Of course, they haven’t left the kids out either, offering them combos featuring a cheeseburger, hotdog, grilled cheese sandwich or chicken tenders that include fries and a choice of soda, milk or lemonade.
Ready for something sweet? Try the mini donuts dusted with sugar and cinnamon and served with caramel sauce for dipping. To complement the chain’s premium burger selections and other entrees are its “best anywhere” milkshakes made with real high butter fat, hand-scooped ice cream. In fact, Fatburger has six delicious flavors of shakes to choose from, plus a seasonal feature flavour.
Guests can also order refreshing beers on tap by the glass or pint, plus bottled Corona and Heineken, along with frozen strawberry and lime-flavoured margaritas, and Smirnoff Ice and Mott’s Clamato Caesar cocktails.