Fat Hippo confirm Halal status & open in BirminghamHALAL STATUS Halal chicken (prepped & cooked separately) • Alcohol & pork served
All our sites have strict procedures in place to avoid any cross contamination so that we can cater to all customers needs – Dickie Nelson, Fat Hippo Exec Chef
While Fat Hippo opened its Birmingham branch last month, they recently clarified the cooking process to their “certified halal” chicken.
Located on Bennnetts Hill, the independent burger brand is known for serving their “signature… boneless buttermilk chicken patties”.
A representative of Fat Hippo informed FtLion: “To confirm, the chicken we use across all locations is certified halal but the beef is not. All of the raw ingredients are segregated and the chicken is cooked in its own separate fryer.”
Executive Chef Richard ‘Dickie’ Nelson also confirmed: “All our sites have strict procedures in place to avoid any cross contamination so that we can cater to all customers needs.”
Fat Hippo chef clarifies Halal prep & cooking procedure
Going into more detail, he reassured that despite some dishes containing bacon, “when a customer requests a dish be Halal, the server will process the order with an attached note and also confirm with the kitchen that this has been received and understood”.
With all utensils being colour coded, Dickie said of their cooking process: “Sites have a dedicated chicken fryer which is only used for cooking chicken. No other fryer is used and no other product is allowed in the fryer as well. Oil is changed on a daily basis to ensure best quality.”
He further added: “For the cooking process, disposable gloves are worn and disposed of after each cook cycle.
“If a customer requests that there meal is Halal, our brioche buns are toasted separately under a grill. This grill never gets used for any pork or non-Halal meat products.
“When it comes to plating the food up, if there is a case where a customer has made any dietary requests, these orders are sent to the pass first; and the server on the pass will be wearing gloves in each instance.”
11 Bennetts Hill, Birmingham B2 5RS.
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 11:30-22:30