Five Guys Burgers & Fries Franchise

Last Updated on July 25, 2012 by DeanR

Five Guys Burgers & Fries Franchise

The Five Guys Burgers & Fries franchise is for a fast food chain serving mainly burgers and fries.

It was founded in 1986 and opened its first location in Arlington, Virginia. In 1986 to 2001, they spent time on opening five more locations in the DC area. It was also the time when they started perfecting the business on burgers. In 2002, they expanded and started offering franchises in Maryland and Virginia. In 2003, they completed all territories in 18 months and started offering the franchise all over the country. In 2003 up to the present, their number of locations reached 750 and these are scattered in more than 40 states and even in Canada. They say that you can create more than 250,000 types of burgers. They don’t have any freezers on any Five Guys location and just coolers because they only use fresh ground beef and nothing is frozen. Everything is fried in peanut oil which makes everything in their menu Trans -fat free.

What awards and recognitions have they received?

They were Voted Best Burger in Delaware by Delaware Today Magazine, Voted Best New Restaurant in 2007 by the Hampton Roads Magazine, Voted Best Burger in Raleigh in 2007 by Independent Weekly, Voted Best French Fries in 2008 by Capital Region dtving Magazine, “Fine dining of hamburgers” in 2005 by The State (Columbia, SC), Voted #1 Burger in 2007 South Tampa News, Voted Best Burger in Delaware by Delaware Today Magazine, “Good burger, no doubt” in 2006 by the Orlando Sentinel, Voted Best Burger in Baltimore in 2007 by the AOL City Guide, “Reader’s Choice” #1 Hamburger in 1999 to 2008 by the Washingtonian Magazine, Voted Best Bargain (Cheap Eats)  in 2000 to 2007 by the Washington Magazine, and ZAGAT Survey rated in 2001 to 2011.

What is on the menu at Five Guys?

For Burgers, they have Hamburger, Cheeseburger, Bacon Burger, and Bacon Cheeseburger. For Hot Dogs and Sandwiches, they have Kosher Style Hot Dog, Bacon Cheese Dog, Cheese or Bacon Dog, and Veggie or Grilled Cheese. Topping options are Relish, Mayo, Lettuce, Onions, Tomatoes, Pickles, Grilled Mushrooms, Grilled Onions, Mustard, Ketchup, Green Peppers, Jalapeno Peppers, Bar-B-Q Sauce, A1 Steak Sauce, and Hot Sauce. They also have fries that are fried in pure peanut oil.

Costs and requirements on running a Five Guys Burgers franchise

You need to have a net worth of $500,000 and a total liquid asset of at least $150,000. Expect o be investing about $152,000 to $361,000. The Five Guys Burgers & Fries  franchise fee is $25,000 with an on-going royalty fee of 6%. This is for a renewable 20 year term agreement.

What is included in the franchise package?

There will be two weeks training at the franchisees location. You will be receiving newsletters and assistance at the grand opening from Five Guys Burgers. You will be given access to the internet and purchasing cooperatives for you to be able to get the best deals. You may also expect occasional field evaluations to check on your progress. For marketing, there will be regional advertising.

Five Guys Burgers Contact Details

You may reach them at:

Address: 10440 Furnace Rd., #205 Lorton, Virginia 22079

Phone: (703)339-9500

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