‘Original Patty Men’ due to open new restaurant in Digbeth

Original Patty Men Thomas Maher and Scott O’Byrne, with support from Robert Williams, collect their award for Best Burger at the British Street Food Awards in Millennium Square, Leeds, earlier this year

Original Patty Men Thomas Maher and Scott O’Byrne, with support from Robert Williams, collect their award for Best Burger at the British Street Food Awards in Millennium Square, Leeds, earlier this year

Two of Birmingham’s hottest street food stars will be giving themselves and burger lovers an early Christmas present when they open their own restaurant in Digbeth.

Award-winning duo Scott O’Byrne and Tom Maher are the Original Patty Men, whose unique take on the humble burger has won them legions of fans.

They hit Birmingham’s food scene with a background in design and no professional experience whatsoever in the kitchen – just a love of a great burger.

Their dedication to the ‘perfect patty’ and a delicious bun earned them a cult following – not least for their notorious Krispy Kreme burger. Now known as ‘Big Verns Krispy Ring’ it consists of a doughnut bun and patty topped with maple bacon, American cheese, ketchup and mustard).

The Original Patty Men, Tom Maher and Scott O’Byrne, serve top quality burgers using locally-sourced longhorn bee

The Original Patty Men, Tom Maher and Scott O’Byrne, serve top quality burgers using locally-sourced longhorn bee

With huge demand at Digbeth Dining Club and other street-food events, a British Street Food Award under their belt and an invite to serve up their  burgers to 30,000 people at Jamie Oliver’s Big Festival, the pair are now opening a permanent 33-seated restaurant on Shaws Passage in Digbeth.

The Original Patty Men, who make their burgers from 35 day aged longhorn beef, are taking their next big business step in collaboration with Siren Craft Brew, a Reading based brewery and winners of the ‘Rate Beer’ awards for 2013 & 2014.

The new restaurant will serve-up Siren’s experimental beers such as Caribbean Chocolate Cake and Limoncello IPA, as well as regular stalwarts such as Sound Wave IPA.

Tom Maher said: “It’s an exciting step forward for us and we’re looking forward to being able to set up our first permanent residence. Come get some. Please!”

The first Original Patty Men restaurant will open in early December, serving the brand’s well-loved burgers alongside ales and spirits from Thursday through to Sunday. For updates go to www.twitter.com/originalpattym.