The hamburger, America’s national meal, has always been served during Independence Day cookouts and the competitive-eating portion of presidential debates. Show some patriotism with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of burgers, fries, and shakes at Fatburger. This Groupon is valid at locations in Bellevue, Federal Way, Issaquah, Lynnwood, and Redmond, and cannot be used during happy hour, 2:30 p.m.–5 p.m. Monday–Friday.
Inspired by traditional hamburger stands of yesteryear, Fatburger's grill maestros sizzle fresh, 100 percent lean beef while assembling the eatery's famed menu of robust sandwiches. Burgers ranging from the petite, 2.5-ounce small Fatburger ($2.79) to the three-patty-strong triple burger ($9.79) perch inside a toasted bun (also available gluten-free for an additional $1.25) emblazoned with the lyrics to "Yankee Doodle." To fully customize their meals, diners can swap out the signature never-frozen beef patties for turkey burgers ($4.69) or veggie burgers ($4.99), and accessorize the handhelds with sides of homemade onion rings ($2.99). Whipped cream crowns 16-ounce milk shakes ($3.89) constructed with real ice cream in flavors such as Maui-banana, strawberry, and cookies and ice cream flecked with Oreo crumbs. Inside Fatburger's retro-influenced digs, newfangled jukeboxes blare old-school soul, rock 'n' roll, and hip-hop tunes, transporting guests to a bygone musical era more easily than driving a time machine into a music box.
Not much has changed since Lovie Yancey opened the first Fatburger in 1952. Since then, the chain has expanded, but the food has stayed the same: 100% USDA lean beef burgers grilled to order and hand-scooped ice-cream shakes. Each restaurant stays true to Yancey's vision, even down to retro-influenced digs with jukeboxes blasting old school favorites designed to make listeners flash enthusiastic thumbs-up signs. Inside the kitchen, cooks stack burgers from 2.5-ounce burgers to 24-ounce triple burgers on toasted regular or gluten-free buns as fresh onions crisp inside fryers filled with cholesterol-free oil. Diners can also enjoy Fatburger’s signature chili made with a secret blend of herbs and spices or milkshakes topped with dollops of whipped cream that resemble fluffy, white clouds shaped like marshmallows.