FAT Brands launches charitable foundation

FAT Brands Inc., a franchising company that owns over a dozen concepts including Fatburger and Round Table Pizza, has launched a charitable organization called FAT Brands Foundation.

The foundation will partner with local non-profits in areas where the company’s brands have a presence to provide essential programs for local families and communities, according to a press release.

“Giving back has always been a part of the FAT Brands DNA,” Jessica Wiederhorn, president of FAT Brands Foundation and head of non-traditional sales and partnerships at FAT Brands, said in the release. “With our company continuing to grow in size, we wanted to take our charitable efforts to the next level by launching a new arm that more broadly supports our employees and customers’ beloved communities. We are excited to be officially live and to have the opportunity to become more ingrained with local non-profits that are committed to making a positive impact in the markets where we operate. Our mission is wide-ranging so we can meaningfully serve each community on a local, specific level.”

The foundation was seeded with a $250,000 donation from FAT Brands and will continue to receive support from its parent company. For non-profits interested in applying for a grant or for those interested in donating to the foundation, visit

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