Fat Cat Burgers + Bakeshop is the new fun, casual, family-friendly spot in Dilworth for food, beer and fresh-baked favorites. Charlotte restaurateur Fran Scibelli has reimagined the concept and menu of the former Fran’s Filling Station. Some of your old favorites are still here, but so is a walk-up donut window and a handcrafted array of burgers, fried chicken, salads and more. Welcome to Fat Cat, where you can dine in, have it delivered, or get it to go!

summer hours

Wednesday - Thursday
Donut window: 9 am until sold out
Dining: 11 am - 9 pm

Friday - Sunday
Donut window: 8 am until sold out
Dining: 11 am - 9 pm

Closed Monday and Tuesday

Featured Favorites

Fat Franny

Yes, it’s true: Two maple bacon donuts sandwiching your choice of beef burger or crispy chicken with spicy jack cheese and onion strings.

DonutS of the Day

We’re always changing up our delicious donut selection. You’ve never tasted combinations like this! Check back daily to see what’s straight out of the oven.

Fresh Salads

Feeling a little greener? Our salad selections include the satisfying Traditional Chop Chop, loaded with fresh ingredients.

Living large at Fat Cat!

Fat Cat Burgers & Bakeshop is a lively new dining and bakery concept conceived by Fran Scibelli, the Charlotte restaurateur behind Metropolitan Bakery and Café and, most recently, Fran’s Filling Station in Dilworth.

Fran is channeling her energy and good vibes into this fun, unpretentious and family-friendly neighborhood eatery and bakery. And you don’t have to look far to find it – it’s in the same spot previously occupied by Fran’s Filling Station.

For this new chapter, Fat Cat is all about living large, having fun and leading the way in a new casual food adventure – which includes a walk-up donut window. While the freshly revamped menu boasts some popular items that Fran’s regulars know and love (we’re talking about her world-famous New South chicken sandwich, one-of-a-kind kale salad and melt-in-your-mouth bacon-wrapped tater tots to start), the new handmade stars on this flavorsome scene are born in the bakery.

This means going back to the basics. Once upon a time, Fran owned a bakery, where Noe was her trusted head baker. Fran and Noe have reunited to bake up some of the best donuts, burger buns, bread and other treats around.

The Fat Cat menu features a handcrafted array of burgers, fried chicken, salads and more. Craft beers are on tap. The donuts change daily at our walk-up donut window. And a kids’ menu includes plenty of old (and new) favorites.

So no matter your tastes, Fat Cat has a little something for everyone. We’re easy to find – just follow the aroma of fresh-baked bread!