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First look at Fat Hippo Cardiff as it opens its doors today

Wild Bill - Double patty, American cheese, smoked bacon, waffle fries, BBQ sauce, ranch + jalapeños

Fat Hippo, a group of independent burger joints found all over the UK will open its new restaurant in Cardiff today.

The company, who specialise in the best 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 restaurant on Church Street for dine in on Friday 20th May.

Fat Hippo, Cardiff. Credit: Wales 247

The restaurant, located at 17 Church Street, has approximately 100 covers inside as well as an outdoor dining area.

This is Fat Hippo’s first restaurant in Wales and the company, who have 12 more locations across the UK, has exciting plans to continue growing, with further sites being established over the next year, including Glasgow and Birmingham.

Fat Hippo, Cardiff. Credit: Wales 247

With a full menu of their signature beef and buttermilk chicken patties, that come with free fries as standard, Fat Hippo Cardiff will have a carefully designed range of vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free options available as well as a great value kids menu.

Wachos – Waffle fries, smashed beef, liquid cheese, guacamole, sour cream, Hellacious Hippo Hot sauce + jalapeños

Michael Phillips, who founded Fat Hippo in the North East in 2010 said: “We’re so excited to announce Fat Hippo Cardiff will be open for dine in on Friday 20th May.

Freddie’s Fingers – Buttermilk chicken strips with Buffalo hot sauce

“The buzz about us coming to Church Street has been incredible and we already feel so welcomed by the people of Cardiff. We can’t wait for everyone to enjoy ‘the good kind of gluttony’ in our brand new restaurant!”

The family friendly burger joint is famed for its quality ingredients and quirky flavours, with burgers like the signature Fat Hippo (a double beef burger topped with American cheese, smoked bacon, chorizo, onion rings and Fat Hippo sauce) available, alongside the classics.

Hangover III – Buttermilk chicken, American cheese, smoked bacon, lettuce, pickles, BBQ sauce + ranch

The group’s signature tangy namesake sauce is also a firm favourite with customers and can be found amongst other menu items such as Dirty Fries.

Michael Johnson, the company’s Operations Manager, said: “Opening our first restaurant in Wales is an opportunity we just couldn’t turn down, let alone in a prime location like Church Street. The countdown is officially on!”