Fatburger Opening in Winnipeg

A Fatburger location in Vancouver, BC (CHRISD.CA FILE)

A new burger chain is opening up in Winnipeg early next month next to IKEA in the Seasons of Tuxedo shopping development.

Fatburger will serve up their never frozen, fresh-pressed, cooked-to-order burgers in August after it opens its first Manitoba location.

“We are delighted to bring the Fatburger brand to Manitoba and invite Fatburger first timers and fans alike to enjoy our award-winning burgers and the other delicious and satisfying choices on our menu,” said Frank Di Benedetto, the Fatburger franchisor for Canada, and CEO of Frankie’s Burger Enterprises and the Ricky’s All Day Grill chain. “We believe this in an ideal location because it will allow us to introduce Fatburger to shoppers from far and wide.”

Di Benedetto, a former McDonald’s executive in Winnipeg, expects customers to flock from northern Manitoba, eastern Saskatchewan and northwestern Ontario.

The 1,700-square-foot restaurant will feature a contemporary design that puts the kitchen in full view and includes classic styling cues like neon lighting and stainless steel fixtures, complemented by flat screen TVs and a modern music system.

The restaurant will also serve up beers, along with frozen strawberry and lime-flavoured margarita and cocktails.

Approximately 25 people will be employed at the Sterling Lyon Parkway location.

Founded in Los Angeles in 1952, the Fatburger chain has more than 125 restaurants in 27 countries, including 30 in Canada.