LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–FAT (Fresh. Authentic. Tasty.) Brands Inc. (“FAT Brands” or the “Company”), today announced the intention to file a Regulation A+ initial public offering that allows anyone the opportunity to invest in its family of brands. FAT Brands is a leading global franchising business that strategically develops fast casual and casual dining restaurants around the world. With a portfolio of brands that includes Fatburger, Buffalo’s Cafe, Buffalo’s Express and other acquisitions under contract, FAT Brands has positioned itself for significant growth while remaining devoted to its franchisees’ profitability and their ability to serve only the highest quality menu offerings to customers around the world. FAT Brands franchises more than 200 restaurants across six states and 18 countries worldwide.
TriPoint Global Equities, LLC, working with its online division BANQ® (www.banq.co), will act as the lead managing selling agent and sole bookrunner for the offering. FAT Brands intends to make history by being the first Reg A+ Issuer listed on a National Securities Exchange to pay a dividend.
The Company seeks to raise up to $20 million in its IPO under Regulation A+, the largest offering of its kind to date. In succession, and subject to New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) or NASDAQ requirements, the Company plans to list on a National Securities Exchange as “FAT.” FAT Brands intends to use the proceeds from the offering for key corporate purposes including brand acquisitions, working capital, domestic and international expansion and retirement of existing debt. Individuals interested in learning more about the FAT Brands Regulation A+ investment opportunity can register an indication of interest by visiting www.banq.co/listings/fat.
“Our dedication to quality and great taste is reflected in our loyal worldwide following as our brands have grown over the years. We have developed the management team and business infrastructure to continue to grow our brands, acquire new brands and grow them globally under our asset-light model,” said FAT Brands Founder and CEO, Andy Wiederhorn. “As we make the transition from a private company to a public one, we are delighted to position our restaurants so that our fans can now be part owners too.”
Fresh. Authentic. Tasty. Brands
FAT Brands is a leading global franchising company that strategically develops fast casual and casual dining restaurants around the world. We currently own two restaurant brands that have more than 200 locations open and under development with an overall footprint in 18 countries.
An all-American, Hollywood favorite, Fatburger is a fast casual restaurant serving big, juicy, tasty burgers, crafted specifically to each customer’s liking. With a legacy more than 65 years old, Fatburger’s extraordinary quality and taste inspire fierce loyalty amongst its fan base, which includes a number of A-list celebrities and athletes. Featuring a contemporary design and ambience, Fatburger offers an unparalleled dining experience, demonstrating the same dedication to serving gourmet, homemade, custom-built burgers as it has since 1952 – The Last Great Hamburger Stand™.
About Buffalo’s Cafe
Founded in 1985 in Roswell, Georgia, the family themed casual dining chain, known for its world famous chicken wings and 13 unique homemade wing sauces, burgers, wraps, steaks and salads has been serving fresh southwestern themed cuisine for over 32 years. Featuring a full bar and table service, Buffalo’s Cafe offers an unparalleled dining experience affording friends and family the flexibility to enjoy an intimate dinner together or to casually catch the next sporting event while enjoying robust menu offerings. Buffalo’s Cafe – Where Everyone Is Family™.
About Buffalo’s Express
Founded in 2012 in Los Angeles, CA, Buffalo’s Express is a fast casual chain known for its world famous chicken wings, proprietary wing sauces, fries, sides, wraps, salads and desserts. Co-branded with 72 Fatburger restaurants to date, Buffalo’s Express’ significant growth can be attributed to its high quality menu offerings and unparalleled dining experience. Featuring a contemporary design and ambience, whether guests are dining-in or having take-out/delivery, Buffalo’s Express offers friends and families the flexibility to enjoy their world famous chicken wings however they prefer. Buffalo’s Express – Where Everyone is Family™.
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The offering will be made only by means of an offering circular. An offering statement on Form 1-A relating to these securities has been filed confidentially with the Securities and Exchange Commission but has not yet become qualified.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
No money or other consideration is being solicited at this time with respect to such an offering, and if sent in response to these materials for such an offering, it will not be accepted. No securities may be sold, and no offer to buy securities can be accepted and no part of the purchase price can be received for an offering under Regulation A+ until an offering statement is qualified by the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and any such offer may be withdrawn or revoked, without obligation or commitment of any kind, at any time before notice of its acceptance given after the qualification date. An indication of interest made by a prospective investor in a Regulation A+ offering is non-binding and involves no obligation or commitment of any kind.