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Five Guys Burgers & Fries

Five Guys is a fast casual restaurant chain focused on hamburgers, hot dogs, and French fries, with its headquarters in the Lorton community in unincorporated Fairfax County, Virginia.he first Five Guys restaurant opened in 1986 in Arlington County, Virginia, and between 1986 and 2001, the chain expanded to five locations scattered through the Washington, D.C. metro area.

In early 2003, the chain began franchising, opening the doors to rapid expansion. In just a year and a half, permits had been sold for over 300 franchised locations, catching the attention of the national restaurant industry. As of 2012, Five Guys has over 1,000 locations open throughout the United States and Canada and over 1500 locations under development.The company is the fastest-growing fast food chain in the United States, with a 32.8% sales increase from 2010 to 2011.

history

Five Guys was founded in 1986 by Janie and Jerry Murrell; Jerry and the couple's sons, Matt, Jim, Chad, and Ben, were the original "Five Guys."The Murrells had a fifth son, Tyler, two years later. Today, all five sons, the current "Five Guys", are involved: Matt and Jim travel the country visiting stores, Chad oversees training, Ben selects the franchisees, and Tyler runs the bakery.The first Five Guys was in Arlington's Westmont Shopping Center. Buns were baked in the same center by Brenner's Bakery. This location closed, in favor of another in Alexandria, at the intersection of King and North Beauregard Streets, which closed on September 21, 2013.

Menu

The Five Guys menu is centered on hamburgers offered with American cheese or bacon, kosher style hot dogs, grilled cheese and vegetable sandwiches. Five Guys uses buns that are sweeter and "eggier" than normal buns.French fries are the sole side item, available salted only in "Five Guys style" or seasoned "Cajun style.

Restaurants

A Five Guys restaurant usually has a simple layout of red-and-white checkered decorations, a single counter for purchasing, and picking up food and a few tables and chairs.

Kitchens are open and bags of potatoes are stacked in customer spaces dating back to when lack of storage required it.

Reception

Five Guys has received numerous awards in D.C. area publications, including "Number 1 Burger" by Washingtonian Magazine for seven years.[citation needed] President Obama is reportedly a fan, buying lunch for himself and his colleagues at the Washington Five Guys branch in 2011.

Since franchising, it has also received awards in other cities, including Amherst, New York; Redlands, California; Annapolis, Maryland; Charlotte, North Carolina; Richmond, Virginia; Huntington, New York; Charlottesville, Virginia; St. Louis, Missouri; Houston, Texas; Austin, Texas; Johnstown, Pennsylvania; State College, Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania;Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania;Virginia Beach, Virginia;Jacksonville, Florida;Youngstown, Ohio; Schererville, Indiana; Tucson, Arizona; Newburgh, New York and Hampton, Virginia.

Criticism

Men's Health magazine stated on their web site that Five Guys' meals are generally considered unhealthy.They state that a standard double patty burger, for example, contains 700 calories and 20 grams of saturated fat.

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