East Coast-Midwest Rapper–Burger Mogul War Erupts?

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Pharrell Williams and Kanye West: bringing
Fatburgers to Chicago, not here.Photo: WireImage

Sam Mason said Chicago is a better food town than New York, and we’re tempted — tempted! — to agree now that Kanye West, with his company KW Foods LLC, is poised to open ten Fatburgers in his hometown, according to Chicagobusiness.com. So, whatever became of the three locations that rapper-producer Pharrell Williams was poised to open in Manhattan? The Post broke the news of them last February but we haven’t heard anything since then, aside from passing mention in an October Q&A; in which honchos David Dale-Johnson and Andrew A. Wiederhornin seem to be looking for a good spot in Greenwich Village. Fatburger’s rep wasn’t able to update us, but we’ll let you know if we hear any news. One thing’s clear — with Kanye’s first Chicago location opening next month, Pharrell better step up his game.

Kanye’s Co. opening Fatburger in Orland Park [Chicagobusiness]