The Fatburger near Columbia on Rte 175 looks ready to go. There were napkin holders on every table when I went past on Saturday and again on Monday morning. The two guys inside looked more like owners/managers than construction workers, and all the construction permits are down.
But the Howard County Fatburger won't open for about three more weeks, one of the guys told me when I opened the door to ask. Take my news with a grain of salt because I thought it looked near opening months ago, and people at Fatburger have given other (now wrong) predictions to other folks.