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The California based burger business fat burger is expanding its locations worldwide they just signed a deal.
To sell frozen patties of more than 3000.
They -- their first New York location and one in Egypt and they debuted a spot in Pakistan.
That's summon up there aren't looking to enter India and at 25 unit -- it seems like there is no busting this burger -- But is choosing to expand overseas instead of hiring her in the US that's I was wondering with me now is the CEO Andy -- -- more welcome back to the show.
I'm so glad that you're running for express this to work through those times.
Let me ask you.
The -- you're just now we are watching this video out of Turkey and you and I were talking the commercial break.
Abacha -- -- you are actually planning an opening a location in July exactly with a -- -- -- -- -- worry what do you think it.
Right in Texas where we're opening -- on a school street the FB -- history we have suffered under construction mission of opened this month but it will be delayed because of this.
By a few weeks you feel like are you worried did you make a mistake it was that a bad idea -- don't know who we're building fifteen stores and a symbol for open this year and you know look -- customers want.
-- exit price food really transcends politics and going in some good is it -- -- Have bigger problems right now well this is about the consumers revolting over the food or result we're revolted over business coming to assemble this is obviously -- between.
Their prime minister what they want him to do but as we can do business coming deterred.
Do you worry about physical damage I mean it is you look at things exploding and you look at you know rubber bullets flying and tear gas you're investing in class -- business.
I mean do you worry about the -- the increased cost of what's going where you -- you're always going to be concerned about something like that happening and you hope that is that things settle down we opening Cairo there is of course.
Course lots of -- in -- at different.
Yeah points in time that's gone it's it's calm people are buying burgers reminds of -- lines out the door around the block.
To buy burgers it's been successful so how are you responding right now.
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Plans at all not a country not at all not a stitch you're not going it do anything less.
Not to hire fewer people you're not gonna pull out of locations it's not changing anything for you what you know its full speed ahead we're we're very comfortable with -- market we resembles an amazing city -- it is it is a great market for -- we're looking forward to get open as soon as we can't we just need to -- you'll get in -- finish -- the -- that's amazing I -- I was also looking -- that you are opening -- places -- India.
Which I was kind of surprised about because in various provinces in India it is illegal to kill -- they are sacred cows in fact.
So how did you have at burger in India rates were not many red willow.
We're not going to enter the Indian -- market with a beef burger will start with the lamb burger all over chicken burgers veggie burgers Turkey burgers but a lot of other food choices that we have.
In some parts of the country.
People are eating meet in restaurants today.
And some they're not -- -- -- this concept of food transcending politics but not really transcendent religion is very important you know it's very important to certain groups in India that they're not even before conserved.
Does that translate that are currently does it translate if it is not a cheese burger a beef -- -- we think about it doesn't chicken burger Turkey burger or veggie burger it's not really the issue and if fat to us is that from the fat cat that city old days it means big juicy -- it doesn't mean anything else.
When I see you reaching out expanding into other countries and I wonder is it at the price of expanding here do you feel like the climate it -- not the price maybe it's not that severe but.
The climate here is so challenging.
That the investment dollars make more sense elsewhere.
Well it was a really it's a good question and it was really a problem back when the crisis was hitting us in the economy was at at an all time -- -- back you know for five years ago.
Absolutely it was.
It impossible for franchisees to fight capital to build restaurants in the US lenders are running from the -- they wouldn't do it and so there are a lot of international markets were capitalist find economies are growing.
People were building source and we started those deals back then we're just.
Really getting the rewards of those today as they start to open.
While -- right thank you so much for coming on good luck with the store as we watch everything fly there.
Keep us posted I hope -- connects and it's great to have Willie Mac and -- openly -- city.
All a business of -- gonna leave it all -- and I I can put all of that away and promises and Andre are right Andy thanks so much.
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