Queen Latifah Opening Fatburger Franchise in Miami, Honored in New Jersey

queenlatifah1.jpgAfter conqeuring the music and movie industries, Queen Latifah is now throwing her hat into the food service ring. According to Miami’s Local 10, the New Jersey born rapper and actress plans to invest in a FatBurger fast food restaurant that will open in the city later this year. The first FatBurger opened in 1952 in Los Angeles and today the chain boasts some 85 locations across 15 states. “That was part of my LA education,” Latifah said. “On Sundays in California everybody would come out in all these low-riders. FatBurger was, like, the centerpiece for it all.”

In related news, the Cultural Legacy Committee of the Women’s Association of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center will honor Queen Latifah on Tuesday (July 17) in conjunction with the premier of her new movie Hairspray. Latifah will receive a replica of her plaque on the New Jersey Walk of Fame, and will join the members of Jubilation—a gospel choir featuring her mother—Rita Owens, for a performance. Hairspray, which also features John Travolta and Christopher Walken, opens nationwide on July 20.

  • sean aka q

    FUCK THE QUEEN, BITCH HAVE NOT DONE ANYTHING IN JERSEY SINCE UNITY. WHERE IS THE FLAVOR UNIT? THAT BITCH LEFT THEM IN THE COLD AND TURN STRAIGHT HOLLYWOOD. FUCK THE QUEEN AND THE FLAVOR-LESS UNIT………

  • brebre

    UMMM… I WANNA DO THIS BIG GIRL.

  • Nate

    Here is the SAD part about the Queen (and some other ex and current rappers.
    She promotes “Beauty” through her eyeliner ads and then Sells other addictive crap to that is killing causing obesity from the hood to the suburbs. A few examples:
    -Pizza Hut- Our obesity rate in the last 20-30 years has TRIPLED, but supposedly she must not care about the youth. She fell out of the rap game so endorsement money is more important.
    -FATburger- Except now she gets a bigger profit cut. She must have peeped E40 owning a franchise. At least he sells 40Water (as an alternative to a Coke w/your burger)

    Some people think that you are doing GOOD for the community so long as you aren’t doing dirt. But the “Queen” isn’t acting or looking like one if she wants people to get diabetes or Heart Attacks and live 20-25 years shorter. I won’t argue here but just check the stats- 2 top Leading causes of death in Americans and both PREVENTABLE.
    It’s just Hollywood doubletalk if she claims good intentions for people.