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Jul 23, 2006 06:45 PM

Fatburger - New Prices [moved from L.A. board]

I recently visited Fatburger's Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw Plaza location and was shocked by their new prices. A Big Fat Deal (burger, fries, drink) is now over $9 with tax. Add $1 for cheese and another $1 for upgrading to onion rings.

Have all locations raised their prices or is this just an isolated incident? I like Fatburger, but I cannot justify $9 for a fast food burger.

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  1. Yes, I just checked in at
    and found the prices by ordering on line in the two locations here in So. Calif. that offer that service have the Big Fat Deal priced at $8.39 plus tax, while the Big King deal is $9.49 plus tax.
    Prices of products delivered with $3-$4 gas, higher wages these days, and you get the sense that its competitors will be also raising their prices.

    1. Fatburger won't cook less than medium-well under any circumstancees. That's the real reason to avoid them.

      But yes, their prices are silly.

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      1. re: Alimentary My Dear Watson

        I thought that about the cooking, but I've found that if it's not too busy and you schmooze the order taker, you can get medium approaching medium rare.

        1. re: Alimentary My Dear Watson

          If you're cool about it, you can get a medium cooked juicy burger. Fatburger is my favorite burger, but those new prices are really tough to swallow.

        2. You probably have better people skills than I do, but I've tried three times at three different locations and no love. (I was a long-time addict of this place and it died hard with me.) All the begging, chatting, and cajoling I could muster and all three times I got an overpriced hockey puck.

          And now I'm done with it. I would pay that price for medium rare, but not for what they serve now. Especially since In N Out will do Medium Rare (and even rare, for all I know) cheerfully for about three bucks less.

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          1. re: Alimentary My Dear Watson

            I'd rather have a Fatburger chicken sandwich than 2 In-N-Out beef burgers, but the price differential is now too great. Last weekend I walked right out of the Sherman Oaks Fatburger and headed over to the In-N-Out.

            Their burgers have been overcooked, but thanks to your post, I'll definitely ask for medium rare next time.

            1. re: Dogbite Williams

              In & out will cook your burger to your preference. I get mine medimum and it is MUCH better than the default WELL done. The fries, on the other hand, need to be cooked well done!!

              I believe that places that grind their own hamburger will usually cook it to order. Those that buy frozen will not. Is it a Health Dept. Reg???

            2. re: Alimentary My Dear Watson

              Try the Venice & Sawtelle location. I've NEVER had a problem getting what I wanted there.

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