PHAT Buns is a quick service brand offering a range of burgers, shakes, wings and hot dogs; signature dish is our “smash” burgers. Diner and takeaway concepts available.

the process


Apply Online

Fill out our online form
with as much details
as possible


Discovery Call

If successful, one of our franchise team will contact you for an informal chat



Your application will be reviewed by the management team including background checks


Head Office

One-on-one meeting with our directors at our head office


Contract Sign

If fully approved. Contracts are exchanged and you are on your way to opening
a PHAT Buns

We are a unique and independent quick service brand offering an ultimate range of burgers, shakes, wings and hot dogs, with our signature dish being our “smash” burgers. Everything is made fresh to order and perfection, creating distinctive and indulgent taste experiences.

We are a fast-casual operation with dine in and takeaway options.
Our interiors are vibrant, colourful and exciting; the orange and black branded colour scheme and distinctive lighting adds a trendy cutting-edge ambience. Our stores have become the place to visit at all times of the day and for all age groups.


When you join the Phat Buns family you can enjoy a strong support network to assist your business’ growth:
Exceptional brand values
Continuous customer service training & hands-on support
A successful operation is key to growing the family success
Extensive food management experience with over 50 years of hospitality experience a team approach
Strong marketing to help grow the business

The story so far..

First store
Opened in October 2019 by brothers Oubed and Ahtesham Moosa, who describe themselves as smash burger enthusiasts.

Before opening their first branch the duo spent three weeks travelling around America to get ideas, in order to bring to Leicester the finest smash burger experience with an American twist.

The 29-cover eatery is in the hub of the student village (Western Boulevard) in Leicester, East Midlands. With a large student following and loyal locals it became an instant success, leading to the roll out of further branches and franchise opportunities.

Second store
Phat Buns launched their second restaurant on the outskirt of Leicester only four months after the success of their first site

Even though it opened during the first lockdown, orders could be placed for delivery through their website or safely collected from the store in Evington on Gamel Road via walk-through window. Offering seating for around 20 with plans to provide an outdoor covering childrens play area along with outdoor seating area around the side of the store.

Third store
Loughborough being a busy market town with a vibrant history and large student population, was perfect for a location for Phat Buns. The site is a short walk from Loughborough University.

Talking about the new branch, Ahtesham Moosa(founder) said he’s always had a personal attachment to the town as as it is where he graduated in aeronautical engineering in 2011.

Forth store
Our inaugural kiosk store in Radford, Nottingham officially opened its doors! Strategically situated near Radford University, it's quickly become a popular spot among students. We're thrilled with the enthusiastic reception from the campus community.

Fifth store
We opened the doors to our 5th PHAT Buns store on Coventry High Street, Cross Cheaping, adjacent to a McDonald's. This 40+ seater store, strategically placed near the university campus, received a fantastic response from the locals. We were thrilled to see our unique flavors and vibrant dining experience embraced by the Coventry community!

6th store
Our Birmingham branch, nestled on Coventry Road, marked the debut of our 3rd Generation interior design - a distinctive metal robot theme that really pops on this bustling thoroughfare. This eye-catching store design, combined with our commitment to high-quality food, quickly established itself as a popular eatery in a competitive market.

7th store
We kicked off 2023 with a sensational start at our Beeston branch, conveniently located just outside The University of Nottingham. Quickly, we became the go-to eatery in Beeston, drawing in a vibrant mix of students and locals alike.

8th store
Our inaugural venture up north saw us opening the doors of our Sheffield store on London Road. This location stands out, brightening up the street with its iconic modern design and vibrant interior. The local Sheffield newspaper captured the sentiment perfectly, stating, 'This was something that Sheffield needed.' We're proud to bring our unique flavor and style to the heart of Sheffield!

9th store
In the town centre of Derby, we embarked on an exciting transformation, taking over a 60-seater Burger King site. Keeping true to our iconic interior design, we added a special twist by converting the upstairs into a 'Let's Play' soft play area for kids. On opening day, we were thrilled to see hundreds of customers pour in, eager to experience our unique ambiance and discover what PHAT Buns is all about!

10th store
Our expansion in Birmingham continued with the opening of our second store, this time in Lozells. Though smaller in scale, this store conversion brought a burst of brightness to the area and the street. With this addition, we've certainly changed the burger game in Birmingham, introducing our unique flair and flavors to a new neighborhood.

11th store
We marked a significant milestone by taking over a 90-seater TinselTown site in Bayswater, transforming it into a flagship store for PHAT Buns in London. Just an 8-minute walk from Hyde Park, this location was primed for success. Our grand opening was backed by a massive marketing campaign featuring billboards, out-of-home (OOH) marketing, and viral online campaigns. The response from the London market was phenomenal, signaling just the beginning of our exciting journey in the city.

12th store
Hot on the heels of our Bayswater branch opening, we expanded our presence by stepping into Slough with a new store located on the High Street. This strategic launch, just two weeks after our flagship store in London, underscored our commitment to rapid growth and bringing PHAT Buns' unique dining experience to more cities.


PHAT Buns unveils 12th store
in Slough, London

PHAT Buns unveils 12th store
in Slough, London

PHAT Buns unveils 12th store
in Slough, London


Your application will be reviewed and if successful a member of the team will be in touch.

There is no fixed costs as costs vary based on multiple factors such as the location, configuration, and size of store.

If the size and property is suitable after assessment by our Estates team then we are open to its use as a PHAT Buns store.

Ideally, we would prefer our franchise partners to have previous food experience, however, this is not essential. We would prefer those with experience in running a business as we will provide full training.

Training is split between technical training at our Head Office and practical training in your own store.

The cost of the initial training is included within the Franchise Licence Fee. The only items not covered are your own travel, accommodation, and food.

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PHAT Buns family, please apply below.

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