LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 20, 2018--NASDAQ: FAT. FAT(Fresh. Authentic. Tasty.) Brands Inc. (“FAT Brands” or the “Company”), parent company of and , announces the development of 12 new co-branded Fatburger and Buffalo's Express restaurants throughout Southern California, and one co-branded Fatburger and Buffalo's Express restaurant in Washington state. The Fatburger and Buffalo's Express restaurant in Washington will reside in a new casino being developed by the Quinault Indian Nation, and the Southern California locations will span across Orange County, Simi Valley, Rialto, Glendora, Colton, Bakersfield and Eastvale. The locations are slated to open within the next year.

Fatburger, the beloved Hollywood burger chain, maintains and upholds the unique culture and menu offerings crafted by founder Lovie Yancey when she launched the brand almost 70 years ago in Southern California. Building on success in the greater Los Angeles area, Fatburger and Buffalo’s Express will now bring their all-American dining to even more fans across Southern California and Washington. The two brands offer menus of classic fare including made-to-order burgers, milkshakes and fries at Fatburger and customizable, boneless and bone-in chicken wings and fresh salads at Buffalo's Express.

“We are excited to expand our existing presence on the West Coast with these upcoming locations,” said Andy Wiederhorn, CEO of FAT Brands. “We have incredible partnerships that we have cultivated and are thrilled to share our signature, American fare at Fatburger and Buffalo's Express to consumers in these markets.”

For more information or to find a Fatburger and Buffalo’s Express co-branded location near you, please visit www.fatburger.com.

Fresh. Authentic. Tasty. Brands

FAT Brands (NASDAQ: FAT) is a leading global franchising company that strategically acquires, markets and develops fast casual and casual dining restaurant concepts around the world. The Company currently owns six restaurant brands, Fatburger, Buffalo’s Cafe, Buffalo’s Express, Hurricane Grill & Wings, and Ponderosa and Bonanza Steakhouses, that have over 300 locations open and more than 300 under development in 32 countries.

About Fatburger

An all-American, Hollywood favorite, Fatburger is a fast-casual restaurant serving big, juicy, tasty burgers, crafted specifically to each customer’s liking. With a legacy spanning 70 years, Fatburger’s extraordinary quality and taste inspire fierce loyalty amongst its fan base, which includes a number of A-list celebrities and athletes. Featuring a contemporary design and ambience, Fatburger offers an unparalleled dining experience, demonstrating the same dedication to serving gourmet, homemade, custom-built burgers as it has since 1952 – The Last Great Hamburger Stand™.

About Buffalo’s Express

Founded in 2012 in Los Angeles, CA, Buffalo’s Express is a fast-casual chain known for its world famous chicken wings, proprietary wing sauces, fries, sides, wraps, salads and desserts. Co-branded with 72 Fatburger restaurants to date, Buffalo’s Express’ significant growth can be attributed to its high-quality menu offerings and unparalleled dining experience. Featuring a contemporary design and ambience, whether guests are dining-in or having take-out/delivery, Buffalo’s Express offers friends and families the flexibility to enjoy their world-famous chicken wings however they prefer. Buffalo’s Express – Where Everyone is Family™.

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This news release may contain "forward-looking" statements. These forward-looking statements are only predictions and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause actual results to differ from those in the forward looking-statements. Potential risks and uncertainties include such factors as uncertainty of consumer demand for the Company's products, as well as additional risks and uncertainties that are identified and described in Company's SEC reports. Actual results may differ materially from the forward-looking statements in this press release. Statements made herein are as of the date of this press release and should not be relied upon as of any subsequent date. The Company does not undertake, and it specifically disclaims, any obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect occurrences, developments, events or circumstances after the date of such statement.

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