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Meet the founders Craig and Dorothy Batiste

Mr. Fries Man is a family-owned restaurant part of a revolutionary underground foodie frenzy in Los Angeles.

In 2016, Craig Batiste, co-owner along with his wife Dorothy, is one of several urban chefs in LA that have worked their way up from a home kitchen to a restaurant in Gardena, CA. Their strong social media presence captivated their audience, which resulted in a remarkable following.

On February 4, 2017, their success in the kitchen led to the grand opening of their brick and mortar space of the very first location in Gardena California.

After a very successful three years with one location, in 2020 the owners behind Mr. Fries Man embarked on an opportunity to franchise. Since their first signing in June 2020, they have sold franchises for 21 locations within the first 7 months.

As one of the most popular restaurants in the South Bay, we take pride in our quality and exceptional ingredients in order to provide the best food experience for our community.