A popular burger bar in Headington is now up for sale.

The owners of Craft Burger in Windmill Road say they now need to spend more time working on a larger venture.

The lease for Craft Burger in Windmill Road costs £225,000, the rent £30,000 and prospective buyers are being told on property website Rightbiz that the turnover is £715,000.

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In 2017 the restaurant hit the headlines when it set customers a challenge to demolish a monster burger in half an hour to celebrate its first birthday.

The burger, known as a 'gutbuster', featured three beef patties, bacon, cheese, onion rings, chips, salad, macaroni cheese and a bun that has had to be custom made to fit it all in.

If customers failed to eat the giant burger they had to pay for it - at the pricey sum of £25.95.

Oxford Mail: Former Oxford Mail reporter Tom Williams tries a giant burgerRegarding the sale, a Craft Burger representative said on the property website: "The restaurant is advantageously located in a densely populated residential area along one of Oxford's main thoroughfares.

"Its proximity to the local university—a mere 10-minute walk—ensures a steady influx of customers, including both students and locals.

"Notably, there is little to no competition in the immediate vicinity, setting the stage for this business’s continued success.

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"Our unique selling point combines a lively bar atmosphere with a gourmet burger joint, an innovative combination that has proven highly popular."

The advert adds that the sale will include all existing fixtures and fittings.

"Another encouraging point to note is that the business has enjoyed steady growth over the past year," it says.

Oxford Mail: Food and drink at Craft BurgerCraft Burger tells prospective buyers that there are 11 full and part-time staff, and adds that the restaurant has a strong online presence.

The notice adds: "Our collaboration with the popular online delivery platform Deliveroo has fuelled business growth, with the future owners having the added potential to extend this successful strategy to other delivery platforms.

"For the transition period, we are also open to providing training opportunities for the new owners."

The restaurant operates on a schedule where it is closed on Tuesdays, open from noon to 10pm other days. 

Craft Burger has a 4.5 out of 5 rating on reviews website Tripadvisor.

Oxford Mail: A giant burger at Craft BurgerOne reviewer gave it five stars last year, and posted: "Best burgers in Oxford, highly recommend. Headington is great for food, but craft burger breathes a lot of life into the area.

"Highly recommend both their meat and vegan, vegetarian options, and great options for drinks."

Another added: "Took a walk around the Headington area, stumbled across craft burgers. We hadn't had a proper burger for a long time, so gave it a try.

"We weren't disappointed. In fact, we both agreed that it was probably the best burger we have had. Cooked just right."

No one at the restaurant was available for comment.

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