Joey Fatone's new restaurant, hilariously called Fat Ones (a play on his last name and reputation for being the "fat one" in *NSYNC) recently made it's debut inside the Florida Mall.
“It’s very exciting to see one of your dreams actually becoming a reality,” Fatone told FoxNews.com. “It’s been many years coming and I can’t believe it’s finally here.”
I was invited to their soft opening where I not only sampled a few of their menu items but also had the opportunity to meet Joey! Every time I've run into him in Orlando, he's always been so gracious and down to earth.
The menu includes “Sloppy Joe” hot dog that comes with chili and nacho sauce, a pressed Cuban style dog, a signature “Fat One” that Fatone says is big enough for two or three to share, and the aptly named “Boybander” - a sampler with five mini hot dogs.
The stand also serves fries and nine flavors of Italian ice.
My favorite flavor was Piña Colada!
For now, Fat One's is a stand-alone kiosk inside the mall but Fatone has big plans for his brand. “We’re starting in Orlando but I could see branches of Fat One's expanding all over the country.”
Let's sure hope so!
In the meantime, if you're in Orlando, go check out Fat Ones at the Florida Mall and support our boy Joey!
Fat Ones - The Florida Mall Dining Pavillion
8001 Orange Blossom Trail
Orlando, FL 32809