Fatburger North America Inc. 9606 Santa Monica Blvd., Penthouse Beverly Hills, CA 90210 Beverly Hills, California 90210 United States
Fatburger North America Inc. 9606 Santa Monica Blvd., Penthouse Beverly Hills, CA 90210, Beverly Hills, California-90210, UNITED STATES

Fatburger

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Brief Overview

From Dennis McLellan's 2008 Los Angeles Times article "Fatburger founder expanded South L.A. eatery into chain"

In 1947, using pieces of scrap materials from her partner (a man who worked at a construction company), Lovie Yancey opened up a three-stool hamburger stand in Los Angeles, California (on Western Avenue) - it was called Mr. Fatburger.

“The name of the store was my idea, I wanted to get across the idea of a big burger with everything on it . . . a meal in itself.”

— Fatburger Founder, Lovie Yancey

By 1952, Lovie parted ways with her partner and so did the “Mr.” from the stand’s name.  

From the beginning, Lovie was a fixture at the stand where customers, including entertainers Redd Foxx and Ray Charles, would custom-order their burgers. She would work very long days, and sleepless nights, spending as much time at the stand as she could to ensure that everything was being done properly.  As word got out that Lovie’s Fatburgers were the best in town, she continually got more and more requests for her to keep the stand open later, and later, into the night.

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