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Spartanburg, S.C. – FATZ Cafe ® is proud to announce that they have entered into a five year partnership with Ted Nichols to serve as Operating Partner in Spartanburg, S.C. location on Pottery Road off of I-26. Mr. Nichols is a 17-year employee and this is his second Operating Partner contract. He has made a financial investment to FATZ Cafe and although his agreement is for five years there are subsequent five year options. He will take on a leadership role in fulfilling the FATZ Cafe commitment to superior quality food served with friendly southern hospitality.

Nichols spent his first six years with Café Enterprises, FATZ Cafes parent company, as a service manager at a prior concept, JJR’s. There were only two JJR’s which were casual dining and racing themed restaurants that converted to FATZ Cafes in 2004. An avid sports and UNC Tar Heel fan himself, Nichols has spent the past five years as an Operating Partner at the Greer location.

“My absolute favorite part of my job is the relationship that I develop with the guests. I consider many of them my friends,” said Nichols. “My favorite day to work is Tuesday when we have Classic Tuesday’s because the guests treat this day as a special event. My overall goal as an Operating Partner is to make this great place even greater. I hope to enhance the atmosphere of the Pottery Road location and make a great restaurant even greater .”

“Ted brings with him 17 years of experience and leadership to our Spartanburg location. Under his direction, the Greer FATZ Cafe has flourished over the past five years,” said Jim Balis, CEO of FATZ Cafe. “We have great confidence in the leadership abilities that Ted exudes. He has a great history of excellent guest service and business experience and I look forward to watching him and our Spartanburg location excel.”

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