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It’s called Fat Shack for a reason, and one is opening soon near TCU

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Elvis Presley was known for many things, but among them was his preference for a calorie bomb of a sandwich called the Fool’s Gold Loaf. It consisted of a hollowed out loaf of bread filled with an entire jar of peanut butter, an entire jar of jelly and a full pound of bacon.

But that ridiculous concoction is nothing compared to the Fat Shack sandwich.

As the eponymous offering of the Fat Shack restaurant franchise, the Fat Shack sandwich lives up to its name. It’s a bread roll filled with cheesesteak, chicken fingers, mozzarella sticks, jalapeno poppers, french fries, onion rings and then smothered in your choice of sauce.

And if you’re the kind of human being that is willing to risk invasive heart surgery for the chance to ingest a Fat Shack sandwich, you’re in luck. A Fat Shack restaurant is coming to 2858 W. Berry St., just a block away from TCU.

In addition to the Fat Shack sandwich, the menu offers all sorts of munchies to fill cravings that only seem to hit after 10 p.m. You can order burgers, wings and a wide array of fried shareables. And then there are the desserts: You can have your choice of Oreos, Rice Krispie Treats, cookies, Twinkies and funnel cake bites — all of them battered and deep fried.

Though this is the first Fat Shack in Fort Worth, it’s not the first in north Texas. In 2016, Denton welcomed the first north Texas Fat Shack location.

Founder Tom Armenti started Fat Shack, inspired by the lack of late-night food options in his college town. The first Fat Shack opened in Fort Collins in 2011, and most recently Armenti and his Fat Shack brand were featured on Shark Tank, where Mark Cuban signed on to be an investor to bring Fat Shack locations nationwide.

The Fort Worth location is scheduled to open May 21.

Carla Jimenez covers breaking business news and commercial retail development. Born and raised in Euless, she took a detour in the Midwest for a few years, but she’s back in the land of football, barbecue and Dr Pepper.
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