A RESTAURANT group has announced it will be opening at a new location in Edinburgh this July.

First founded in Newcastle Upon Tyne in 2010, Fat Hippo has expanded across the UK and already operates a kiosk at the Lane 7 bowling alley in the St James Quarter.

It’s known for its supersized burgers and dirty fries.

A post on Twitter said: “Get ready for the best burgers, dirty fries + more good old fashioned, roll up your sleeves and get it all over your face food in our BRAND NEW RESTAURANT ON ST GEORGE STREET.”

The company’s managing director Michael Phillips said: “Location is key to the success of new restaurants.

“Research and great planning from our team allows us to continue to expand across the UK, ensuring we maintain our top-quality food and high standards of service.

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“There’s been so much buzz around our expansion, with messages flooding our social media team from followers asking when we will be opening in their cities, it’s always just a matter of finding the right location.”

Fat Hippo will open at 95 George Street on Friday, July 7.