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Weekend WTF: The Supa Dupa Fly Ho With Cheese

by Erika Nicole Kendall

So, uhh…..here’s the story:

WACO, Texas – You can get hot, juicy burgers with crispy tots or fries at a new restaurant in Waco, Texas. But it’s not the food that’s getting the attention at Fat Ho Burgers.

That’s right. The restaurant is named after a fat (as in hefty) ho (not the garden tool).

“It’s not calling people a ho. It’s just like they say, ‘Oooh that ho is big,’ or, ‘That ho is tight!’” said Lakita Evans, the restaurant’s owner.

The 23-year-old worked her way through college to open her burger joint and said the name is mostly a bit of humor in an otherwise serious world.

“Look what’s going on in Japan. It’s like clear this world is not gonna get any better. Why cry and be depressed? The economy is bad. Somebody gotta keep a sense of humor around here,” Evans said.

For now, that means grilled favorites including the Sloppy Ho Brisket or the Supa Dupa Fly Ho with Chz for a lunch crowd that’s spilling out of the front door.

But not everybody’s laughing.

One of Fat Ho Burgers’ closest neighbors is the Gospel Café. Folks at the volunteer-run religious café and bookstore wish the burger joint was a little more “holy.”

“Would’ve been nice to think a little more sensitively,” said Pastor Marsha Martie.

Let me just say… as someone who started her first business at age 22, I am impressed. Starting a business as advanced as a restaurant at that age is… highly impressive.

And have you seen the menu?

  • The Toasty Ho
  • Fat Chicken Ho
  • Bad Mamajama

Her dollar menu? It includes a Tiny Fat Ho.

There are also Tiny Ho Meals – which include corn dogs and chicken nuggets, so I assume the kids can come be tiny hos at Fat Ho Burgers.

As much as I want to crack jokes about being able to hopefully have a “Clean Ho” someday… all I’m gonna say is I hope her ingredients are quality, or that she has plans to step ’em up if they’re not. I know one of y’all knows her. Put a bug in Lakita’s ear. If she’s gonna be sellin’ Sloppy Hos, they can at least be Quality Hos, too.

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13 comments

curious March 26, 2011 - 9:56 AM

not sure whether to laugh or cry…
but i’d be lying if i said i didn’t want to try a ho burger.

Ecila March 26, 2011 - 10:00 AM

LOL I saw the news segment yesterday and I cannot deny props to her because at her age to have her own business that is very impressive. I agree with you Erika I hope her products are top quality, but like she said, you have to find humor in all things in this day in age

Michalet Clark March 26, 2011 - 10:10 AM

I was waiting for you to see this one Erika. I’ve also had many businesses starting at 17. I’m heck of impressed with her accomplishment and her genius of getting all of the free press she’s gotten but at what cost. She could have named it Bad Mama Jamma and offered Ho burgers as a dish. Is this like the argument of taking back the N word or whatever acronym in used for B*tch? Just sayin’

Daphne March 26, 2011 - 10:21 AM

Question!

If a non-black person (or maybe a black male) was the owner of this restaurant, would it still be funny? Just wondering.

Anyhoo, props to Lakita for opening her own burger joint at such a young age! The controversial name is rather brilliant, as it is a great way to stand out. Food must be good as well, given the number of customers!

Shante March 26, 2011 - 10:34 AM

Here in Jersey there are these foods trucks on the Rutgers campus that sell sandwiches with crazy names like “Fat b*tch” and so on. I personally don’t see anything wrong with the name of the sandwich. I wouldn’t use that as the name for my actual business though.
Hopefully she has a good product because the name will get people in for now but will it keep them coming in? The restaurant business is a hard business. I give her major props though because her whole family is working there now and that has to be great knowing you can help them with a job.

Sarah March 26, 2011 - 11:01 AM

So “ho” now equals “piece of meat.” Not just figuratively, but literally. *smh*

Shermy March 27, 2011 - 9:22 PM

I can’t stop laughing!

Danielle1 March 28, 2011 - 7:40 AM

Hmm, I might be a fuddy duddy but I’m not really amused by this 🙁
I mean I can get the shock value/tongue in cheek humor, but it passes.

The fact that this young black woman successfully opened a business does not negate the fact that the names on the menu/name of the business is tacky.
It’s kinda like rappers degrading/objectifying women in songs, and their excuse it ‘aww man, Im not talking about all women, just the hos’ or ‘Im making that paper, why you hatin’ on a brotha who made it out the hood’.
So yes, ms mame is ‘successful’ with her business, but at what price?
But, again I must be old school, so I know I am in the minority opinion.

PYTnPink March 28, 2011 - 10:45 AM

Not old school at all…I’m with you on this one!

Eva March 28, 2011 - 10:40 AM

What I’m impressed about is that she’s 23 years old and has her own business.

ThatDeborahGirl March 30, 2011 - 2:03 PM

Just because you have the freedom to do something, doesn’t mean you should.

The naming this restaurant is a perfect example of that maxim.

Zee April 4, 2011 - 10:47 AM

Loving the enterpreneurial spirit. Hating the name… 🙂
When the shock value of the name wears off there had better be something else pulling customers to the place. Perhaps quality food?

Jineane August 11, 2011 - 5:53 PM

Sooo… I have to admit I tried Fat Ho Burger, and it was delicious. The menu has Summer Time Ho, Skinny Ho, and Dried Up Ho, and a Silly Ho Named Sally Salad for the person who wants to eat a “healthier” meal… Though there are options, I’d put them in the same category as “healthy food” choices at McDonalds.

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