The name “Fatburger” evokes a number of feelings and mental images when you hear it, but Fatburger founder Lovie Yancey had this to say about the name:
“The name of the store was my idea, I wanted to get across the idea of a big burger with everything on it…a meal in itself.”
The burgers range in sizes from the Small Fatburger all the way up to the XXXL Fatburger, which has 3 patties. Presumably the Original Fatburger was supposed to be a meal in itself, so I guess that makes the XXXL Fatburger an entire buffet.
Fatburger bills itself as “the last great hamburger stand,” which is a pretty bold claim. I wanted to know if their food could support such a statement, so I gave the Original Fatburger a try.
There’s not really anything positive I can say about Fatburger. The food was adequate at best, the dining room was a mess, and the price outpaced the quality of the product. There are so many other restaurants in Spokane selling better tasting burgers for less money.
With over 60 years to hone their craft, you’d think Fatburger would be a great burger stand, but at least in my opinion, that’s far from the case.
1706 W Francis Ave, Spokane, WA 99205