Friday, March 25
"Fat Ho Burgers" Opens to Controversy!
"i was just wondering is this the famous place we can get burgers at," asks one hungry customer.
Whether it's for the name or for the food, cash is flowing at Fat Ho Burgers near downtown Waco, even though the restaurant has only been open since Tuesday.
It's a family business started by 23-year-old Lakita Evans. She describes her business plan
"My burgers, they're cheap. They don't go over 6 bucks because I thought, you know, I grew up in poverty," Evans explains.
Evans was born in Marlin and grew up in Waco with five siblings and a single mother. Now they are all working for her.
Evans is the only one in the family to graduate from college. She made some sacrifices to get Fat Ho Burgers up and running.
"I had to sell my car, my tires, my TV, my laptop, my computer. I had to sell all this to get this up," says Evans.
The young business owner named her restaurant after a joke. However, some critics in town don't think it's funny, but rather offensive. She doesn't really care.
So, would Evans ever change the name?
" Yeah, if they pay me what Donald Trump got, I will!" she responds good-humoredly.
It may be a name that's cooking up controversy, but it's also providing a family with a second chance.
I think the name is shameful, but it looks like it was a marketing blitz for the owner, so whatever.
She did that!
Posted by Miss Pearl at 3/25/2011