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How Andy Wiederhorn plans to pay for all his new chains

A Deeper Dive: The CEO of Fat Brands, fresh off its latest announced deal, explains how his company is integrating $900 million worth of acquisitions in 14 months.

How is Andy Wiederhorn doing it?

In this week’s episode of the Restaurant Business podcast “A Deeper Dive,” the CEO of Fatburger and Johnny Rockets owner Fat Brands discusses his company’s latest deal, a $130 million acquisition of Fazoli’s.

It is the fourth major deal in 14 months, starting with Johnny Rockets, then Global Franchise Group and then Twin Peaks. All told, Wiederhorn’s company has made or announced more than $900 million worth of deals in that period.

The CEO talks on the podcast about how his company plans to pay for all these deals. He also talks about plans to integrate so many chains into the Fat Brands ecosystem. Wiederhorn explains the strategy behind these deals and what lies ahead.

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