Bear Pause: Mark Webster Jr '01

Mark Webster Jr '01

Mark Webster Jr. '01 owns, operates and manages the only Fatburger Food Truck in Los Angeles. After three years in business, he's booked 350 events and served over 50,000 Fatburgers to many celebrities and Angelenos. When he's not working, you can find him cheering at his sons' basketball games and supporting their acting and modeling pursuits.

Q: What's the best concert you've ever been to?
A: Michael Jackson, The Bad Tour at Met Center in 1988. I've been to many amazing concerts since this, including Prince, Jay-Z and Kanye West, but MJ remains at the top. 

Q: What is the best gift you have been given?
A: My two boys, Emjay (9) and Ali (6), given to me by my amazing wife, Judy Webster. 

Q: If someone rented a billboard for you, what would you put on it?
A: I would want it on Sunset Boulevard advertising the Fatburger Food Truck. It would read "Let Us Feed You. Book the Fatmobile for your next party or event. Follow us on Instagram @FATMOBILELA."

Q: What's the most fun you've had this week?
A: Seeing dolphins jump about 50 yards in front of me and my boys while boogie boarding at the Santa Monica Beach. 

Q: If you could live inside any sitcom, which one would it be?
A: I'd be one of the guys in the crew on the show "Entourage." When I first moved to Los Angeles in 2008, watching the show helped me understand LA culture and the entertainment industry.   

Q: If you could visit any place in the world, where would you choose to go and why?
A: Somewhere in the Bahamas with crystal clear waters on a scuba expedition. Scuba diving has been on my bucket list since I took classes at the Bloomington-Jefferson pool when I was 13. I am sure I will have to retake the class.  

Q: What do you miss most about being a kid?
A: Riding bikes and playing basketball in driveways or alleyways with friends and kids from my neighborhood in South Minneapolis. 

Q: What is the most surprising thing about you?
A: I never had a fast food job or worked in the food industry until I was 32, and now I have a business where I flip burgers for a living. I love it and couldn't imagine doing anything else at the moment. There is something very exciting and satisfying about serving an amazing burger to people from all walks of life.  

Q: Based on something you've already done, how might you make it into the Guinness Book of World Records?
A: The number of burgers cooked and served in an hour. Right now, my crew and I average about 150 per hour on a 4-foot grill. It would be great to significantly top that number. 

Q: Do you collect anything?
A: Cameras and, of course, pictures and videos that come from them. I have three different Sony video cameras, two Sony point-and-shoot cameras, one Sony Mirrorless DSLR, three GoPro action cameras and, of course, an iPhone. I am not a professional at all, but I'd call myself a prosumer hobbyist, and I actually use them all in different environments. I enjoy being a fly on the wall and capturing candid shots and moments versus a portrait or telling someone to "say cheese."