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Five Guys Burgers and Fries

Fast, casual eatery specializing in burgers and fries

What do five guys know about making hamburgers? If they’re the guys from the Murrell family who created Five Guys Burgers and Fries, the answer is plenty. The award-winning eatery has a simple menu of hamburgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, fries that are cooked with peanut oil, and drinks. According to Five Guys, “There are over 250,000 possible ways to order a burger at Five Guys.” And “we use only fresh, never frozen ground beef.” Hamburger lovers interested in becoming franchisees must have previous food and beverage industry, business ownership, and employee management experience. Five Guys provides franchisee training as well as ongoing support.

Five Guys Burgers and Fries
10440 Furnace Road
Lorton, VA 22079

Fast Facts

Year established 1986
Franchising since 2002
Can be run from home? No
Number of employees needed 30
Item 19 Financial Performance Representation? No
Multiple units must be purchased in U.S. Yes
Multiple units must be purchased outside U.S.
Absentee ownership allowed? No

Franchise Unit Growth Rate

Year U.S.
2011 669 23 143
2010 634 7 102
2009 457 0 86

Expanding in These Locations

Total Investment $288,100 - $625,250
Franchise Fee $25,000
Royalty Fee 6%
Financial Requirements
Net Worth $1,300,000
Liquid Capital $500,000
Franchisee Qualifications
Food and beverage industry experience
Business ownership and employee management experience
Ability to open 5+ locations
Does franchisor offer financing? No
Is franchisor on the SBA's Franchise Registry? No
Is franchisor a member of the IFA's VetFran program? No
Five Guys Burgers and Fries
10440 Furnace Road
Lorton, VA 22079

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