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Fatburger Files for Bankruptcy in CA and NV

April 9, 2009
Scott Mindeaux, Editor

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fatburgerlogoIn these hard economic times we are seeing more and more how it affects the restaurant industry. Today, two Fatburger subsidiaries have filed for Chapter 11. Fatburger Restaurants of California and Fatburger Restaurants of Nevada have filed for reorganization in U.S. Bankruptcy Court yesterday.

The two restaurant groups operate about 32 stores. According to Fatburger’s website (as of today) there are about 49 stores in California and Nevada. The other 17  or so stores must be owned by independent franchisees.

No dates and no closures have been announced. The two restaurant groups will use this time to renegotiate leases with landlords and allow them the time to come up with a plan to return to profitability.

Fatburger Corporate and it’s parent company Fog Cutter Capital Group has been going thru some challenging times of their own which is causing hardships on the restaurant groups and franchisees. Fog Cutter has been confronted with multiple loan defaults.

If any store closures are announced, we’ll bring it to you right here!

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  • Blog Fast Food » Blog Archive » Fatburger Files for Bankruptcy in CA and NV | Foodie In Disguise said:

    [...] In these hard economic times we are seeing more and more how it affects the restaurant industry. Two Fatburger Restaurant subsidiaries have filed for Chapter 11. Go to Source [...]

  • HB Gal said:

    I went to the Fatburger in Manhattan Beach, CA a few weeks ago. It was closed at 1 pm on a weekday. There was an eviction notice posted on the door. bummer :-(
    Last week, I asked the Redondo Beach staff if the MB site will re-open. They said they didn’t know. Hope so!

  • Darrin said:

    Wow. Things are bad when a burger place like this files for bankruptcy in CA and NV!!

  • QueerInMySoup.com said:

    Oh no!! What is this world coming to!! I hope there aren’t any closures … at least not here in CA!

  • Culinary Cory said:

    The Fat Burger in Pittsburgh was there one day and completely gone the next. So sad.

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