It took eight years and several overseas outlets, but Fatboy's has finally launched its halal offshoot in Singapore.
Officially opened on Friday (Feb 17) at 17 Bali Lane, Fatpapas is a team effort by Fatboy's founder Bernie Tay and local entertainer Sheikh Haikel.
PHOTO: THE FATPAPAS FAMILY; FATPAPAS' FACEBOOK PAGE
Fatpapas is loyal as can be to its mother (or father) brand in both food and looks. It bears Fatboy's logo and signature '80s diner theme with a red-and-checks colour scheme. A sign that reads "great burgers sold here" points to the double-storey shophouse outlet, while inside are playful murals on the wall.
PHOTO: FATPAPAS' FOOD IS AN ODE TO THE ORIGINAL; FATPAPAS' FACEBOOK PAGE
Fatpapas' menu features halal versions of Fatboy's Wimpy (beef or lamb with turkey bacon, melted aged cheese and barbecue sauce; $15), The Elvis (beef patty stuffed with turkey bacon and served with grilled banana and peanut butter on honey oat buns; $11) and Black Peppercorn (a classic beef burger with onion and the house black pepper sauce; $13).
If you're in the mood for a surprise, the menu (available online) has a "secret" section, which according to Berita Harian includes a massive Country Fried Sheikh Burger - a spin on their Country Fried Steak ($18.80), perhaps?
Fatboy's is also known for its milkshakes and Fatpapas has them ($10 each) in six flavours - chocolate, strawberry, vanilla, coconut, gula melaka and mango. Add-ons like crushed oreo, caramel and peanut butter are available for 50 cents - $1.