Smash Burgers, Beer, and Shake Concept ‘Fat Patties’ Coming to McHenry Row in Locust Point

| August 10, 2022 | 0 Comments

Smash burger, beer, and milkshake concept ‘Fat Patties’ is opening in the former World of Beer space at McHenry Row in Locust Point. World of Beer occupied the 3,415 sq. ft. corner suite with an outdoor patio before closing in 2020.

Kevin Curley, the owner of RegionAle and The Wurst Bar in Federal Hill, is the chef and consultant for Fat Patties. He said it is owned by a large Maryland-based restaurant company. If the concept is a success, the company will look to open additional locations.

Fat Patties will keep the 50-beer tap draft system from World of Beer and will offer 30 beers on tap with a focus on local craft beers. It will also offer 10 draft cocktails, kombuchas, and craft sodas.

It will have traditional service at the bar, but will be a hybrid between a sit-down restaurant and a fast-casual restaurant in the dining room. Patrons can order carryout at kiosks or get table service using QR code ordering.

The menu will feature a selection of smash burgers and fries cooked in beef tallow, which Curley noted was in the original McDonald’s recipe. There will also be starters, salads, chicken sandwiches, hot dogs, milkshakes, boozy milkshakes, and floats with craft sodas.

Fat Patties is keeping the stage from World of Beer and will also has several vintage arcade games along with Skee-Ball and pinball.

The team at Fat Patties is interested in hosting events and block parties like the ones that previously took place at World of Beer.

Curley said the restaurant group was interested in the location because of the visibility from Key Hwy. and I-95 and the high amount of traffic the shopping center generates. Curley said they saw an opportunity for more night time activity to the shopping center when most of the other businesses are closed.

Fat Patties is hoping to open in late August. It will be open Sunday to Thursday from 11am to 11pm and Friday and Saturday from 11am to 12am.

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