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FAT Brands

FAT Brands (FAT = Fresh Authentic Tasty) is a restaurant management firm based in Beverly Hills, Ca that trades on the NASDAQ with the symbol FAT.

The company manages a variety of regional brands including:

Corporate History

It appears that the holding company FAT Brands was largely the creation of Andrew Wiederhorn. The restaurant brands were created by restauranteurs. I will start the merger tree with Wiederhorn and present the restaurants as branches.

Weiderhorn amassed a fortune buying and selling properties from the FDIC Resolution Trust. He created a business called Whilshire Credit Corporation which originated subprime mortgages. Some source claimed Wiederhorn was worth $140 million in 1999.

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  1. Businesswire - FAT Brands IPO (Drawn 11/1/2019)
  2. Businesswire - Wilshire Changes Name (Drawn 11/1/2019)
  3. Willamette Week - Feds Shut Down Capital Consultants (Drawn 11/1/2019)
  4. Restaurant Business Buys Elevation Burger (Drawn 11/1/2019)
  5. Restaurant Business - Fatburger acquires Yalla (Drawn 11/1/2019)
  6. Restaurant Business - Fatburger Acquires Hurricane (Drawn 11/1/2019)
  7. Restaurant Business - Ponderosa Bonanzs Sold (Drawn 11/1/2019)
  8. Forbes - A Juicy Tale (Drawn 11/1/2019)
  9. Wikipedia - Buffalo Cafe (Drawn 11/1/2019)
  10. Wikipedia - Ponderosa and Bonanaza (Drawn 11/1/2019)

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