Fat Boy
Alternative namesFatboy, Greek burger
Place of originCanada
Region or stateWinnipeg, Manitoba
Created byMultiple claims
Serving temperatureHot
Main ingredientsHamburger, chili sauce

A Fat Boy or Fatboy is an iconic hamburger with a distinct chili meat sauce originating in the Greek burger establishments of Winnipeg, Manitoba.[1] A number of Greek burger restaurants in Winnipeg claim to be the inventor of the burger, while other bars and restaurants have created their own interpretations of the style.[2] The Fat Boy commonly consists of one or more patties, topped with a unique recipe of chili meat sauce, quartered dill pickles, tomatoes, lettuce and a large amount of mayonnaise and mustard.[3][4]

Thought to have originated at Juniors, the Fat Boy originated in Winnipeg in the 1950s and is associated with the city's Greek-owned burger restaurants and drive-ins such as Juniors, Georges, Dairi-wip, Mrs. Mike's, VJ's, Daly Burger, Dairy Delight, the Red Top, and many others.[5][6][7] A common variation of the Fat Boy is the "chilli burger", which in Winnipeg means a burger with meat sauce dumped on top and eaten with a fork.


  1. ^ "How the Fat Boy burger became a Winnipeg icon". CBC.ca. Retrieved May 14, 2021.
  2. ^ Sanderson, David (April 14, 2019). "In a city with no shortage of Greek burger joints, Dairy Delight is home to a dynasty". Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved May 15, 2021.
  3. ^ "10 tastes of Winnipeg". Canadian Living. January 16, 2012. Retrieved May 15, 2021.
  4. ^ "Aug 2008: Who you callin' fat?". Winnipeg Free Press. August 23, 2008.
  5. ^ "The Winnipeg Fatboy". Eat This Town. August 25, 2016. Retrieved May 14, 2021.
  6. ^ "Junior's:More than just Fat Boys". Peg City Grub. Retrieved May 14, 2021.
  7. ^ "Manitoba Food History Project 'trucks along'". Manitoba Co-operator. November 12, 2019. Retrieved May 15, 2021.