Coming to Alki Beach this fall is Fatburger co branded with Buffalo's Express. The restaurant will replace the former Bada Bistro which opened only last March. The new restaurant will employ between 15 and 20 people and will offer a full bar and outdoor seating in addition to gourmet burgers and hot wings among other offerings.
Bada Bistro out, Fatburger + Buffalo’s Express in
Only open since March 20, the attempt at fusion cuisine that was Bada Bistro at 2738 Alki Ave SW is closed and in its place this fall will be the national chain Fatburger/ Buffalo’s Express.
The California based company is more than 60 years old and a company spokesperson provided some information about the new restaurant. They said it will feature "a contemporary design and ambience" and that they serve gourmet, homemade, custom-built burgers."
The Fatburger will be co-branded with another chain from the company, Buffalo's Express (a version of the larger Buffalo’s Café).
The store will be 2300 square feet and have roughly 15-20 employees. The location is slated to open in late fall of 2013. This will be the first full-service, co-branded location for Fatburger and Buffalo's.
The company wrote, "Buffalo’s Café offers customers a neighborhood dining experience with fresh dishes and a friendly atmosphere. Established in 1985, the first Buffalo’s Café opened its doors in Roswell, Ga., and the company now boasts more than 18 locations in Georgia, Florida, California, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. Featuring daily specials and regional appetizers and entrees, the menu highlights their world famous Buffalo-style chicken wings."
In addition to being co-branded, the location will have a full bar and outdoor seating.