Back Yard Burgers was founded in Cleveland, Mississippi, in 1987 by Michael Lattimore. The company originally began offering only drive through service, but has since upgraded to casual, fast food restaurants.
The company operates a chain of burger and chicken sandwich restaurants across the US. There are currently 86 locations, most of them franchised. Back Yard Burgers tries to differentiate themselves from other burger restaurants by using only Angus beef in their burgers, as well as offering different sides, such as potato salad, baked potatoes, as well as offering a vegetarian burger.
Back Yard Burgers filed for bankruptcy in late 2012 and was acquired by investment group Pharos Capital. The company has headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee and has approximately 1,000 employees.