Popular burger restaurant Fat Hippo to launch in Leeds

The popular burger chain Fat Hippo has announced that it will launch in Leeds.

Friday, 4th December 2020, 4:45 pm
Burger restaurant Fat Hippo is set to launch in Leeds.

The independent restaurant group have six sites across the North East as well as sites in Sheffield and Nottingham.

Plans to expand in Leeds followed the success of their pop-ups in the Trinity Kitchen and catering at Leeds Festival.

The company specialise in burgers and loaded fries.

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They describe their food as ‘good old fashioned, roll up your sleeves and get it all over your face’ food,

Quirky options include their 'PB&J', a beef burger topped with peanut butter and bacon jam, and 'Stinky Pete', a double patty with blue cheese, onion jam and jalapeños.

They also offer a hearty selection of vegan options, with five starts and five burgers to chose from.

A children's menu is also available.

Michael Phillips, who founded Fat Hippo in the North East in 2010 said: “After a successful stint in Trinity Kitchen and a staycation at Leeds Festival with our Fleet, it was only a matter of time before the Hippo came to Headingley.

“The people of Leeds have always been so welcoming and have made it known over the years on our social channels that they want a Fat Hippo set up here.

"Our new location on Otley Road is the perfect place to finally bring ‘the good kind of gluttony’ to Leeds permanently”.

Michael Johnson, the company’s Operations Manager, said: “It’s been an incredible ride over the last ten years feeding the ever-growing herd of burger lovers and now it’s time to add the best burger pit stop to the infamous Otley Run”.

Fat Hippo will open its brand new restaurant on Otley Road, Headingley, in February 2021.

It will also be launched on Deliveroo.

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