Jan 11, 2011

Review: Fatburger - Fatburger

The namesake burger of Fatburger, the Fatburger is the chain's "medium"-sized burger and features a 5.3-ounce beef patty with mustard, relish, diced onions, crinkle-cut pickles, a slice of tomato, shredded lettuce, and mayo for $4.59. Cheese, bacon, egg, and/or chili are available as add-ons for 69 cents each. I considered the bacon but opted for just cheese.

It is also available in a combo with fries and a fountain drink for $8.69.

For $4.59 (well, plus 69 cents for cheese), I expect a premium burger, and Fatburger delivered on that count. The bun was toasted as the beef patty was grilled so it still retained its toasted texture instead of turning soft when my burger was delivered to my table.
The beef was coarsely ground and appeared to have been hand-formed to a nice thickness. It had some nice surface charring without and was good and juicy within. The veggies were fresh and none of the condiments were used excessively. I could taste each ingredient and the relish was an especially nice touch.
Fatburger makes a really good, but not great, burger. There was something missing but I couldn't figure out what. I've thought about it for quite a while and I figured it out; it's the cheese! A single thin slice of American cheese is simply not enough for such a larger burger; a stronger or thicker cheese is needed. I wouldn't want to pay $1.38 for two slices of cheese though. I did find out online that they also offer Cheddar cheese which also might do the trick.

Still, the Fatburger is a very good burger (though a little pricey, especially with cheese) that I doubt you'd be disappointed in trying.

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Nutritional Info - Fatburger with American Cheese
Calories - 660 (from Fat - 320)
Fat - 36g (Saturated Fat - 12.5g)
Sodium - 1410mg
Carbs - 47g (Sugar - 8g)
Protein - 38g


  1. I had one in Vancouver and was not really impressed. Consider the decor and theme they're charging me about ~$11 CAD for a burger and fries (dollar is almost on par now with USD!) I find it very overpriced for the burger I'm getting. I definitely do not find it better than places like Red Robin's or even White Spot (local diner styled restaurant chain).

  2. I am saddened to the point of near-disgruntlement I dwell within a hovel-like shanty perched atop the cultural backwater of the hillbilly haven/Heaven of the Ozark Plateau where even the chain multi-outlet fast-food and slow-food joints are mostly limited to the BIG guys such as Ronald's place, Burger King, etc.


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