John Plessel at the Dine909 blog I learned that a new Fatburger has opened in our own Pomona. At the corner of Garey and Grove (in the same shopping center as Aladdin Jr., Mirage, and Los Jarritos), the new Fatburger takes over the space previously occupied by Hamburger House.
Well, I finally had a chance to get by there today for lunch. At 1:00 pm the joint was fairly jumping. Having visited Hamburger House a few times, I have to say that Fatburger has really improved the ambiance. With memorabilia on the walls and a nice open kitchen, it's clean and friendly.
While I've driven past many Fatburgers in my travels, this is the first time that I've actually eaten at one. The menu mainly consists of BURGERS! You order your burger by size:
Small 2.5 oz
Medium 5.3 oz
Large 8 oz
XXLarge 16 oz
XXXLarge 24 oz
Then you decide what you want on it. It comes with lettuce, tomato, relish, mustard, onion, and pickle. For an extra charge you can add: cheese, bacon, chili, or an egg.
Sides are, of course, fries, but you can choose fat fries (steak fries) or skinny fries, there are also onion rings.
Beside the burgers they also have hot dogs, a salad, and veggie or turkey burgers.
I opted not to go for the XXXL burger, which if you eat it you get your photo on the Triple King Board, but got a Medium with bacon and cheese and an order of onion rings and a drink. That cost me $10.63. Not the cheapest fast food around, but comparable.
The Burger was very good, comparable to In-and-Out in my estimation. The rings had a light batter and went well with some ranch dressing for dipping.
Overall it's good to have another option close to home, even if it IS north of the 10 Freeway (or LaVerne adjacent).