Burger pop-up Patty and Bun has become the latest concept to make the jump from temporary to permanent restaurant after signing on a site at St Christopher's Place in Marylebone, London.
Run by entrepreneur Joe Grossman, Patty and Bun has taken over a 30-seat site on James Street, which was formerly home to Stockpot, and plans to open for business in November.
The move follows a six-month residency at the Doodle Bar in Battersea and Endurance pub in Soho. Patty and Bun is following in the footsteps of Meat Liquor, Pitt Cue, Beard to Tail and the Bonnie Gull Seafood Shack, all of which started off as pop-up restaurants or food van operators.
Patty and Bun will run a no reservations policy at lunch and dinner and will also offer burgers to take away. Typical dishes will include the Ari Gold cheeseburger and Jose Jose chilli burger. There will also be weekly specials.
Grossman said: "The menu is focused on bringing the best of British in line with simple, quality ingredients. We are working to adapt the space to create an individual neighbourhood joint in an area dominated by chains."
Tracey Mills, director of development leasing at Davis Coffer Lyons, added: "This part of the West End is proving remarkably popular for upmarket burger chains this year - Patty and Bun's signing now completes the golden triangle alongside Meat Liquor and Tommi's Burger Joint. It is prime example of how pop-ups are proving a fantastic way for operators to trial new concepts and see the reaction from consumers before considering a permanent site."
Davis Coffer Lyons advised F&C Commercial Property Holdings Ltd. Shelley Sandzer advised Patty and Bun.
By Kerstin Kühn
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