About Us

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.

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!


Buddies original

Buddies Dychurch Lane underwent a major refurbishment recently, but it has not lost it’s original famous atmosphere.

Buddies Original

Buddies Original estb. 1981.
Located in Dychurch Lane

Tel 01604 620300

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Long Live Buddies