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FAT Brands Updates Corporate and Fatburger Leadership

Bianco becomes Fatburger president.

Toni Bianco was named president and chief operating officer of Fatburger. Don Berchtold, the company’s former president and COO, will become executive vice president and chief concept officer for FAT Brands, Fatburger’s parent company.

In his new role, Berchtold will develop new concept designs across FAT Brands portfolio of restaurant concepts, which in addition to Fatburger includes Buffalo’s Cafe, Buffalo’s Express and Ponderosa and Bonanza Steakhouses.

Andy Wiederhorn remains in his position of CEO for Fatburger.

Bianco brings more than 15 years of experience in the franchise management space. Prior to joining Fatburger, Bianco worked with such restaurant chains as Papa John’s and Long John Silver’s.