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Andrew A. Wiederhorn

Fog Cutter Capital Group, Inc.
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Fatburger North America, Inc.
Beverly Hills, CA, USA


Andy Wiederhorn is the CEO of Fatburger. Previously Wiederhorn founded and served as the CEO of Wilshire Credit Corporation, and by the age of 32, amassed a fortune estimated to be worth $140 million. From there, he founded Fog Cutter Capital Group, which invests in a diverse range of equity, corporate debt and real estate. Shortly after the inception of Fog Cutter Capital Group in 1997, Wiederhorn invested in Fatburger, and became acting CEO in 2006. Wiederhorn most recently was able to pull the company out of Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2011, and is rapidly expanding the burger chain both nationally and internationally.
 
Since becoming CEO, Andy has played an integral part in signing major deals to bring the better burger concept around the world. Development deals include one with Shanghai-based investment bank, Puji Capital Limited, to aggressively expand the Fatburger chain by hundreds of locations over the next several years. In addition to expansion in China, Taiwan, and Singapore, Fatburger is expanding its footprint around the Middle East, opening units in Jordan, The United Arab Emirates and Pakistan. The brand also will be entering the New York City, with the first location opening in Murray Hill this Spring.
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