A new burger joint is coming to Manchester’s Great Northern

Fat Hippo offers ‘roll up your sleeves and get it all over your face’ food - with vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free options, too

Fat Hippo, a group of independent burger joints found in the North East, Sheffield, Nottingham, and Leeds, is opening in Manchester this week.

Today the company, who specialise in burgers, loaded fries and more ‘good old fashioned, roll up your sleeves and get it all over your face’ food, will open the brand new concession in Lane 7’s new site in Great Northern for takeaway.

The family friendly burger joint is famed for its quality ingredients and quirky flavours, with burgers like their PB&J (a beef burger topped with peanut butter and bacon jam) available, alongside the classics. 

With a massive menu of their signature beef and boneless buttermilk chicken patties, that come with free fries as standard, the concession will also have a carefully designed range of vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free options available.

They’ll be working closely with Deliveroo and will be launching exclusively on the platform in Manchester to allow customers to enjoy Fat Hippo’s signature burgers in the comfort of their own home.

The concession will open for dine in, with a great value kids menu available too, once restrictions have eased.

This will be the company’s second venture with Lane 7 with their successful Fat Hippo S1 site based in the leisure brand’s complex in Sheffield.

“The last year has been difficult for everyone, especially the hospitality sector, but we just couldn’t turn down the opportunity to work with Lane 7 again and bring Fat Hippo to the North West,” said Michael Phillips, who founded Fat Hippo in the North East in 2010.

“Great Northern is the perfect location for us to be based and we can’t wait for the people of Manchester to enjoy ‘the good kind of gluttony’.”

Fat Hippo has several other sites in the North East, Nottingham, and Leeds as well as exciting plans to continue growing, with further locations being established across the country.

Their Fat Hippo Fleet also travels all over the UK, bringing their renowned burgers to thousands of national events.

“It’s been an incredible ride over the last ten years feeding the ever-growing herd of burger lovers and now we can’t wait to bring the best burgers to Manchester,” said Michael Johnson, the company’s Operations Manager.

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