Phat Buns concept started in October 2019 and the first U.K franchise took 3 years of meticulous research and planning. After several trips to the United States the home of smash burgers, the authentic beef blend was carefully crafted to bring you the very best quality of the “smash” burger experience.

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.

“Secret family recipes are the stuff of legends
and Phat Buns burger blend is no exception”

The blended beef adds a unique, unforgettable ‘melt-in-your-mouth’ experience not to mention the Phat must-have sauce.


“To serve great Burgers, Wings, Shakes by maintaining quality control, friendly service and continuous cleanliness in the environments in which we operate”


“To be the innovators in the business of selling Burgers, Shakes, Wings & Hot Dogs”

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