The Flame Broiler story

Our Kitchen
to Your Table

The Story of Flame Broiler

On a Mission

From the beginning, our founder, Young Lee, set out to serve the kind of food he’d be proud to feed his own family. That passion has fueled Young’s mission to make healthy food available to everyone, one bowl at a time. We are a family-owned business, committed to using real, good-for-you ingredients, bold flavors, and friendly service to satisfy your appetite. We figure when you’re dedicated to doing things the right way, goodness spreads like fire.

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Making Healthy Food Available to All

One Bowl at a Time

We believe food has the power to impact the health and wellness of people and their communities. That's why since 1995, making healthy, affordable food has been our first priority.

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Our Story

Flame Broiler is built on a love for food, family, and the American dream. The idea began in Young Lee’s home kitchen in Los Angeles, and grew to a healthy quick serve chain with raving fans across the country. Watch our story here.

Driven by Purpose

Flame Broiler Values
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We Exemplify Love

We see every task and interaction as an opportunity to show genuine care and service.

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And Help Others Win

We operate as a collective team and push one another towards growth as employees, humans, and citizens.

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With Fanatical Excellence

We commit to mastering every element of our work and never stop learning how to be better.

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To Feed Communities

We extend our impact beyond the 4 walls of our restaurants for the benefit of the community.


It all started with a spark


Immigrated to LA


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Creating Simply Magic sauce

Simply Magic®
Sauce is Born


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The first Flame Broiler store

First Store Opens


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A Flame Broiler franchise

Franchising Begins


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Giving Back


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Daniel, Christian, and David

The Next


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