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Leper Aug 24, 2006 11:39 PM

I live in the Pacific Northwest and the first Fatburger will be arriving soon. Is this a good thing? Or just another chain to avoid?

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  1. JK Grence the Cosmic Jester Aug 25, 2006 08:32 AM

    As far as national burger chains go, they're one of the best. When I go, I usually get a Fatburger (they have three sizes, the 1/4 lb. Baby Fat, the 1/3 lb. Fatburger, and the 1/2 lb. Kingburger, all of which are available as doubles, and if you down an entire Triple King they take your picture and give you a bumper sticker to commemorate the occasion), cooked "on the char" (they have a charbroiler, if you don't specify on the char then they cook it on the regular griddle), with everything on it, plus cheese, bacon or chili, and a fried egg. Trust me, if you haven't tried it before, GET THE FRIED EGG. I usually get fat fries (big steak fries on the side) but their onion rings are great, and a lemonade to drink (or one of their absolutely perfect shakes if I feel like I don't already have enough calories on my plate with that monstrosity of a burger).

    It wouldn't surprise me if you have a local place that makes better, but Fatburger is certainly worth a try at least once. I should note that Fatburger is not the most consistent of burger chains; some of the locations are just ok, other ones are pure burger bliss.

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      newJJD Aug 25, 2006 09:38 PM

      We have one in my hometown now. Didn't know about the "on the char" request, will have to try that.

      I think that the burger actually tastes like a burger should if it is cooked at home or at a decent sit down restaurant.
      I'm not sure about the prices in the U.S. but up here in Canada a KingBurger Combo with onion rings is $10! A little pricey if you ask me.

      They don't have the Fat fries up here either, just the skinny ones (yuck).

      As far as fast food burgers go - My vote goes to an In-n-Ou Double Double "animal Style"

      1. Dommy Aug 25, 2006 10:08 PM

        Good advice so far and go for the onion rings... they rule!

        1. Debbie W Aug 25, 2006 10:59 PM

          Another fan of Fatburger here. I like mine done the regular way on the griddle, as I'm not a fan of charred burgers (on the odd occasion I actually make burgers at home, I fry them). The outsides get kind of crispy, as opposed to In-n-Out burgers which I think are slimy, but I'm not at all a fan of In-n-Out.

          Fatburger's onion rings are my favorite onion rings, except for the rings at Burger Bar in Las Vegas. One order comes with about 8 or 9 nice-sized rings. My husband really likes Fatburger's bacon and egg sandwich - comes on a hamburger bun w/hamburger condiments.

          1. Seth Chadwick Aug 26, 2006 02:52 AM

            I am another Fatburger fan. As JK said, you MUST get the fried egg on your burger. It just goes so well with the mix of condiments.

            While I like their fries, I really love their onion rings and everything is always hot and fresh (at least at the locations I ahve been to).

            1. Xericx Aug 26, 2006 05:06 AM

              Its ok...for a fast food burger...i like it better than In-n-Out actually.

              1. Vexorg Aug 27, 2006 05:06 AM

                I don't eat at Fatburger often (I'd much rather go to Burgermaster if I'm going to go for a big burger) but the ones I had were reasonably good, if a bit light on flavor. I like their fat fries in particular, and the shakes are reasonable (not quite up to par with some of the other places I go, but better than the stuff that comes out of a machine at assorted fast food joints. Then again, I got what I thought to be a particularly horrible shake the one time I went to In 'n Out, so YMMV.

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