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Lovie Yancey ~ RIP

3:55 PM PST on February 4, 2008

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    South LA's own Lovie Yancey, founder of the Fatburger hamburger chain, passed away at the age of 96 over the weekend.Here at TACO we don't just love tacos, we love all street food, and LA ranks up at the very top of hamburger towns, thanks in no small part to the efforts of Mrs. Yancey. She started Fatburger in South LA on Western near 31st Street and later opened a legendary location on La Cienega in Beverly Hills. Lovie donated more then $1.7m to City Of Hope in 1986, and in 1990 sold Fatburger to an investment group. Yancey is survived by three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

    original fatburger. Photo by militantangeleno.com
    The original location (above) has been bought by a developer who is not planning to preserve the original Fatburger.

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