LIVERMORE -- Popular made-to-order burger chain Fatburger has made a re-entry into the Northern California market with the opening of a new location in Livermore.

Situated inside a Chevron at 1025 N. Vasco Rd., the store is the 62-year-old company's only franchise in the region and only the second Fatburger to share space with a gas station. The other is in Baker.

Company officials are considering it their official foray into the region. A Fatburger in Pleasant Hill -- co-owned by rapper E-40 and former Oakland Raider Chester McClockton -- closed in 2008.

"Through our opening in Livermore, we hope to provide an easy, accessible way for the community to grab their burgers on the go," Fatburger CEO Andy Wiederhorn said in a news release. "Expanding into areas where there are currently no stores is part of the daily commitment we make to all Fatburger fans. We look forward to re-establishing ourselves in the Northern California market."

The Livermore Fatburger opened its doors March 10 with 12 employees. Headquartered in Beverly Hills, Fatburger has 150 locations in 32 countries. A San Jose location is scheduled to open in April.

Contact Jeremy Thomas at 925-847-2184. Follow him at Twitter.com/jet_bang.


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