By ICR | Podcast
Success in the restaurant industry can be tricky, but today’s guest has really nurtured the built-in growth opportunities in his business, with remarkable results.
On this episode we’re sitting down with Andy Wiederhorn, President and CEO of FAT Brands. FAT Brands is a global franchising company that acquires, markets and develops a range of casual and quick-service dining restaurant concepts.
Andy made his first restaurant acquisition in 2003 with FAT Burger, and went on to acquire Buffalo’s Cafe in 2011, and Ponderosa and Bonanza Steakhouses in 2017. That same year, Andy took FAT Brands public. He continued FAT Brand’s aggressive acquisition strategy over the next few years, striking deals with legacy brands including Johnny Rockets, Round Table Pizza, Marble Slab Creamery, and Great American Cookies, to name a few. He also struck deals with Twin Peaks, Fazoli’s, and Native Grill & Wings. The FAT Brand portfolio now features 17 restaurant concepts with more than 2300 locations worldwide.
Andy has been incredibly busy for the past 20 years, but he was able to join us to talk about the company’s history, growth and their strategy for the next few years.
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