Fatheads opens with full menu, bringing food to West Lincoln

Published 11:00 am Wednesday, September 27, 2023

WEST LINCOLN — Fatheads LLC has left its food truck beginnings for a brick and mortar location across the street from West Lincoln Attendance Center at 990 West Lincoln Drive. The restaurant boasts hamburgers, sandwiches, loaded fries, nachos and “power bowls.”

Owners Ashley and Jeremy Jackson said they are excited to bring food to the West Lincoln Community. Ashley said there used to be a gas station where Fatheads is currently located. When the gas station closed it took one of a few food options for people working and living in West Lincoln. 

She said the first few days with a partial menu have been great and they have been swamped in the kitchen. While they don’t open until 10:30, the phone starts to ring with orders around 10 a.m. and the Jacksons start prep work around 9:30 a.m. 

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“The support is absolutely amazing. There is no other food out here and they need a place to eat,” Ashley said. “It has been really good. I don’t have to strap everything down, pick up and go somewhere new each morning with a permanent building. It was a big headache. It was a great journey from each town but now we are moving out to West Lincoln. We have a little girl and another one on the way so why not be a part of the community.” 

The Jacksons currently live in Summit where Jeremy is originally from. Jeremy’s nickname is Fathead, he proudly lifted up a shirt sleeve to reveal the name tattooed on his shoulder above a Browning logo. They decided it was a cool name for a restaurant. 

Ashley said she is a native of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, most famous for its Strawberry Festival. She said the food truck turned restaurant started out as her dream but Jeremy has been a great supporter. He cooks the burgers, pulled pork and other meat. 

Ashley said her first job in her dad’s machine shop taught her the discipline and hard work needed to run a business. She worked as a waitress and then moved to behind the scenes prep work and cooking. At one point, she worked in the bakery at Walmart before opening her own bakery for a little while. 

The Jacksons have owned several nutrition and loaded tea shops and felt ready to start their own restaurant. Moving to a permanent location should help customers know where they are. Before, they relied on social media to get the word out as they bounced from location to location.   

Fatheads opens with a full menu Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. to start their new chapter. It will be open Wednesday to Friday and will offer special hours this Friday due to homecoming. West Lincoln fans can enjoy Fatheads from 10:30 a.m. to 7p.m. Friday for a special homecoming treat.

“We have done events with the school and have had absolutely amazing support. We were so crazy busy for their fall festival. We have done things for teacher appreciation week,” Ashley said. “It was just amazing. There is a need for food here.” 

Over the next year, they would love to grow and add a patio area for sit down outdoor eating. Once they get settled in, the Jacksons plan on cooking cajun specials such as sauce piquante and a fish court bouillon. Crawfish may find its way on the menu during the season. 

“I just love food. I’m a foodie,” Ashley said. “I just love bringing things I can’t get here. Stuff that is homemade. I like to experiment with food. This gives me a chance to do that.” 

Anyone looking for a job can apply by emailing resumes to fatheads8682@gmail.com or send a message to the Fatheads LLC Facebook Page.