Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Magic City

Here is a quote that explains why my "visit every Five Guys location" plan has failed. It is from the Minot, North Dakota, Daily News:

"Minot is a great business town," said Mort Bank, owner, Bismarck. "This will be our fourth Five Guys."

Minot, the 4th largest city in the 48th largest state, is about to get a fourth Five Guys.

I just can't keep up.

http://www.minotdailynews.com/page/content.detail/id/589580/Five-Guys-in-four-months.html?nav=5010

Friday, September 27, 2013

Oldest Five Guys Closes

I stopped by my local Five Guys last Sunday, only to find this:


This was was store #2, the oldest one (out of a current 1,154) in operation. The original closed years ago, and now sadly this one is out. This makes Store #3, in Springfield at 6541 Backlick Road, the oldest Five Guys. So, go visit. Feel the history.

The explanation given by the company is: "In the last 22 years we have honed in on the design and function of our restaurants and have been making an effort to update our older locations. Unfortunately, adequate renovations are not feasible in the existing location. We are committed to opening another location within the Skyline, Bailey's Crossroads, Seven Corners area and are appreciative of all of the customers who have walked through these doors."

As the poster says, the company is running a memorial page for the closed Skyline store, here: http://www.fiveguys.com/contact-us/skyline.aspx

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

This is late. Blogging is Hard. Five Guys in London.

This is old news, but let me just get in on the record: Five Guys will be opening their first UK store this summer, in Covenant Garden. They plan a full UK expansion to follow up, with more stores. They are currently all over Canada now; the UK will be their 3rd country of operation. Blogging is hard.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Huge news about smaller fries

From the Five Guys Facebook page: "You wanted it! You got it! Five Guys is now offering a “Little Fry.” Regular and Large sizes are still available as well." I will go try these out and report back.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Acting presidential:

According to this, former Utah Gov / U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman Jr., a legitimate contender for the GOP presidential nomination in 2012, made a visit to Five Guys his first action on retuning home from Beijing.

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700131632/Jon-Huntsman-Jr-hobnobs-at-Washington-dinner.html

He clearly has noticed the White House / Five Guys connection-

Friday, April 8, 2011

LA Times on Five Guys v. In-N-Out

The LA Times weighs in on the building 5G / INO battle:


http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-five-guys-20110408,0,7319175.story

"Now there are 27 (Five Guys) in the state, but Five Guys has sold the rights to open 200 more in Southern California alone — nearly double the number operated here by In-N-Out."

This Burger War may need peacekeepers. I volunteer.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Five Guys is fastest growing chain

According to market research firm Technomic Inc, Five Guys Burgers and Fries was the fastest-growing restaurant chain in 2010.

The estimate of 5G's sales - $625 mil - was not near the top, but their 38% increase in sales, and 35% increase in stores, was. The second fastest grower was Jimmy John's, with 22% and 20%.

Although this growth seems almost designed to prevent me from my epic goal of visiting every single guysguysguysguysguys, I congratulate them. I guess.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Breakfast!

As far as I know, the only 5G locations serving breakfast are the two at the DC airports, Reagan and Dulles.

I'm eating one now. They serve egg sandwhiches, but you can add a patty for $1.

It sure is tasty.

Friday, September 3, 2010

I am a bad blogger.

It's been so long.

But here is some news: Five Guys now has 667 locations in the US and Canada. I have been to 77 of them. Their growth rate, and my visit rate, mean that I should visit everyone, as is my goal, on the 3rd of June, Two Thousand and never.