Buddies - The Original

In September 1981, three buddies opened their first restaurant in a quirky Chapel Building in Northampton town centre. The ‘mission’ was to serve Great American Food with reasonable prices and generous portions, in a unique environment; a relaxed, fun atmosphere, served by friendly, knowledgeable staff. Fondly refereed to as The Food Factory, for 25 years Buddies was, and still is, the most unique and satisfying dining experience in town!

In 2006 the team opened the first of Buddies U.S.A. American Diners at Sixfields, to serve its great American diner food in a convenient out of town location, and every year since has opened to ‘Love, Serve & feed All’.

There are now 9 Buddies Diners located in and around Northampton, Daventry, Rushden, Towcester, Milton Keynes and Hockliffe near Dunstable. Check out the Diners page to see where your nearest Buddies Diner is!

The Food Factory has now taken over the ‘London Burger Company’ and is proud to announce that all our 100% pure, fully traceable steak burgers are produced ‘in house’ to our own specifications, by our brilliant burgermeisters!

Come and see where it all started at our Northampton town centre branch and see the original Northampton Burger Joint.