What You'll Get
Like fairies, hamburgers are famously difficult to photograph because they can take thousands of forms and wear a variety of sauces. Capture a savory creature with today's Groupon: for $8, you get $16 worth of beefy eats, signature shakes, and homemade sides at Fatburger. This Groupon is valid at the old-fashioned burger stand's Riverside location.
Fatburger's gourmet burgers range from 2.5-ounce, single-patty Baby Fat burgers ($3.49) to the XXXL 24-ounce, thrice-stacked Triple King burger ($9.49), with three more moderate options in between. Made from 100% lean beef, Fatburger's gourmet-burger combos start at $6.99, and all of the grilled goodies come topped with fresh veggies and optional add-ons. Plop a scoop of chili on your burger and cover it with a slice of cheese for a decadent dining experience, or create a breakfast-themed burger with bacon and an egg. Fatburger's chicken sandwich ($5.49 alone or $8.99 for combo; grilled, fried, or spicy), turkey burger ($4.99 alone or $8.99 for combo), and soy veggie burger ($4.99 alone or $8.99 for combo) offer alternatives to bovine-based meals. Homemade onion rings ($3.29) or skinny fries ($2.29) act as lovable sidekicks for your brooding, misunderstood burger without a cause, and a sweet maui-banana or cookies-and-cream milkshake can serve as a saccharine dénouement to meat-laden historical fiction ($3.49).
The Fatburger legacy dates back to a morbidly obese 1952 sandwich. The modern-day eateries evoke the ambience of midcentury shake shops with their open kitchens and a clientele of immortal teenagers. Diners shouldn't be surprised to spot Queen Latifah, Brian McKnight, Casper Van Dien, and other future Dancing with the Stars stars in the booth next to them.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Dec 1, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person. Limit 1 per table. Limit 1 per visit. Dine-in only. Not valid during happy hour. Valid only at Riverside location. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
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 milk shakes topped with dollops of whipped cream that resemble fluffy, white clouds shaped like marshmallows.