FAT Brands (US) Entering African Market

FAT Brands Inc., parent company of Fatburger, Buffalo's Express and seven other restaurant concepts, has signed a deal to bring five co-branded Fatburger and Buffalo's Express locations to the Democratic Republic of Congo.

"We have been strategically looking for ways to further grow FAT Brands' presence in Africa since opening in Tunisia and Egypt several years ago and see great opportunity in the Democratic Republic of Congo in terms of the demand for fast casual food concepts," FAT Brands CEO Andy Wiederhorn said in a company press release. "We look forward to partnering with NAIA SARL Ltd. to bring our classic burgers and wings to Congo."

Los Angeles-based FAT Brands also owns Johnny Rockets, Buffalo's Cafe, Hurricane Grill & Wings, Elevation Burger, Yalla Mediterranean and Ponderosa and Bonanza Steakhouses and franchises over 675 units.