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FRANKLIN, N.C. – FATZ Cafe® is proud to announce that they are continuing their relationship with Chris Watts and are entering into another five year partnership with him to serve as Operating Partner in Franklin, N.C.

Watts has been an employee of FATZ Cafe for five and a half years and this is his second Operating Partner agreement. He has made a financial investment in FATZ Cafe and this five year agreement includes subsequent five year options. Watts will continue to execute his leading role to fulfill the FATZ Cafe commitment of successfully preparing employees for their positions at the Franklin location while providing a positive example for them. Watts will also continue to focus on maintaining superior quality food served with friendly southern hospitality for guests.

Watts joined the Franklin FATZ Cafe as an Operating Partner in 2008. Chris has been married to his wife, Erin, for 17 years and they have three children: Bailey, Ashlyn and Brayden.

“The most satisfying part of my job is meeting all of our different guests. I enjoy just talking to them and hearing about how their day has been,” said Watts. “As Operating Partner of the Franklin FATZ Cafe, I really want to continue to give the community a place where they can enjoy a great meal and atmosphere. I loved my past five years as an Operating Partner and as I look towards the future I’m excited to think about the things that I can accomplish in Franklin.”

“We’re excited that Chris has entered into another 5 year contract with FATZ Cafe. Over the years, he has really demonstrated all aspects of a successful Operating Partner,” said Jim Balis, CEO of FATZ Cafe. “Chris has become a friend to many of our guests and employees at the Franklin location really enjoy the way he takes leadership. We’re proud to have Chris onboard and look forward to watching his success at the Franklin FATZ Cafe”

The first FATZ Cafe opened in November 1988 with humble roots, operating out of a converted peach shed in Spartanburg, S.C. FATZ Café was founded with principles to secure a convenient location, develop a varied, reasonably-priced menu, and offer ample portions of quality food, while providing upbeat service in a comfortable atmosphere. The ideals that emerged from that shed all those years ago still stand strong today at every FATZ Cafe location.

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About Cafe Enterprises Inc.
Cafe Enterprises Inc. was founded in 1988 and is based in Taylors, S.C. The company operates 48 FATZ restaurants across Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. The first FATZ opened in November 1988 in a converted peach shed in Spartanburg, S.C. FATZ is recognized for its fresh, homemade foods, genuine Southern hospitality and spirited connection to the communities where it does business. In 2012, Cafe Enterprises launched two new concepts: Tavern 24, a contemporary casual tavern-inspired restaurant, and Tablefields, a concept focused on fresh, locally sourced menu items that is open for lunch and dinner. More information is available at