Obama’s favourite burger is on the way to Belfast and better news still, the chain who make them – Five Guys – are creating 50 new jobs.
Five Guys Burgers and Fries, the fastest growing restaurant business in the US will arrive in Belfast’s Victoria Square Shopping Centre, with its first store on the island of Ireland due to open on Monday December 7 at 11am.
Famed for its made to order burgers with a vast choice of toppings, customisable at no extra charge, and Five Guys fries, the new home in Belfast is located on level 1 in Victoria Square. The Irish franchise has been purchased by brothers Brett, Ross and Dery Desmond, and the opening of this new Belfast restaurant is creating over 50 jobs (full/part time).
Northern Irish customers can expect to receive an authentic Five Guys experience in Belfast, just as they would in the US.
The Murrell family and their team have ensured that every restaurant, from the food to the layout, is consistent around the world. Belfast Store Manager, Nelson Shanks, and his team of five assistant managers, spent a month in the United States training and experiencing the Five Guys culture and six trainers have been flown over to teach the new Belfast Crew all they need to know.
Since opening in America in 1986, Five Guys has grown to over 1,200 outlets in the US and Canada. The summer of 2013 saw the chain open its first international restaurant in Convent Garden (London), with queues around the block. There are now 35 restaurants operating in the UK.
Five Guys has built an almost cult like following across the world for their menu of top quality food, that is prepared fresh, and on a daily basis.
The restaurant has some high-profile fans. President Obama has dropped by for a cheeseburger. At a tournament, golfer Phil Mickelson told a roomful of reporters that the chain served ‘hands-down the best burger I’ve ever had.’ Five Guys generates more than $1 billion in revenue each year and is worth an estimated $550 million.
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