Kanye West To Bring Even More Junk Food To Chicago

Aug 13th, 2008 // 11 Comments

kanye.pngThe timing’s kind of funny, given that he just sent a puppet version of himself to run a long, long race, but the announcement that Kanye West’s company KW Foods LLC will be opening 10 or so outlets of the West Coast burger chain Fatburger in the Chicagoland area should come as a pleasant surprise to residents. Fatburger, which bills itself as “the world’s last great hamburger stand,” is going to make its inaugural Chicago appearance next month, when KW Foods opens an outlet in Orland Park; I do hope that they’ll at least alter their menu in honor of their locale and add a Chicago-style burger to their offerings. Mainly because I think celery salt–a key component of the Chicago-style hot dog, as you may know–is amazing. [Crain's Chicago Business via SOHH]

  1. westartedthis

    would a chicago-style hamburger also mean you can’t put ketchup on it?

  2. thearcanemodel

    @westartedthis: good point.

    wow, a hamburger with celery salt. my mind = so blown, so many ways. maura is correct that the c. salt truly makes the difference between a good and a great dog! (then again, i’ve been here long enough now i have drunk and absorbed the kool-aid. e.g. i’m now convinced relish that is not day-glo aqua just doesn’t taste as good…)

  3. Silverfuture

    So, after you place your order, will you have to wait six hours for it to show up?

  4. Lucas Jensen

    I like celery salt on corn-on-the-cob. So good. Celery is just rad; let’s here it for the mirepoix!

  5. westartedthis

    thanks, everybody – you’re making me go to dyno dogs for lunch today. thanks a lot.

  6. Hyperion

    If Kanye had bothered to do this 11 years ago, maybe we wouldn’t have lost Biggie to a cross-country munchie trip. Then again, maybe he was just visiting that young woman he’d met in the Versace store earlier.

  7. bcapirigi

    that’s funny. i always thought celery salt was a new england thing.

  8. Tauwan

    (1) Fatburger is indeed awesome. Act like you know, and

    (2) Wait, wait, wait, Kanye West has a food company. Word? Check him out. Getting his Jay-Z on and shit.

  9. mhale0

    Kanye West doesn’t care about black people’s health.

  10. scott pgwp

    I can imagine Kanye just hanging out at the restaurant and haranguing people when they say “wow, this is a good burger.”

    “What do you mean good burger? THIS IS THE GREATEST BURGER OF ALL TIME!! I AM ABOUT TO BREAK MY MACBOOK AIR OVER YOUR HEAD. I HAVE NEVER BEEN SO INSULTED IN ALL MY LIFE!!!!”

  11. Anonymous

    @mhale0: FTW.

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