All American burger and fries fast food chain restaurant Five Guys has got mouths watering down under with the news that it will open its first establishment in Australia. The US burger and bun sensation is renowned for its melty meats and perfectly crispy fries. Since its founding in 1986 by Jerry Murrell, who remains the company’s CEO till this day, Five Guys has taken the world by storm, opening stores in eighteen locations across North America and Europe.
Now Five Guys has reached Oceania and opened a flagship restaurant in the Penrith area of Sydney, on the 20th September, 2021. The news comes in conjunction with the announcement of Five Guys New Zealand to open shortly also. The restaurant will open on the popular Mulgoa Road at the Penrith Panthers Leagues Club. The area is a popular destination for merry-makers on both weeknights and weekends so there are hopes for the fast food chain to be well received. Seagrass Hospitality is the Australian franchisee overseeing the brand’s arrival to the continent.
After thirty years in business and after franchising to over 1,700 locations worldwide, you may be wondering what the secret is to Five Guys success story? On top of the all American fine dining cum fast food experience extravaganza that is a trip to Five Guys, red and white checked table cloth and all, it’s the brand’s use of pure peanut oil for cooking their french fries that lends them their extra special and uniquely nutty crisp.
The brand will have to wait a short while longer before they can begin operating business as usual however, as the ongoing coronavirus COVID-19 global pandemic means Sydney continues to face strict lockdown restrictions. New South Wales (NSW) has seen nearly 1,000 new case rates daily during this most recent peak in numbers of the virus, though cases are still lower than in the neighbouring state of Victoria which has been the epicentre of the virus in this latest outbreak.