When Penrith became the first home to cult favourite burger brand Five Guys’ first Australian store, excitement was naturally high. And now the burger giants are setting up shop in the heart of the city, making it an easily accessible location for all. The inner-Sydney store opens on Monday 6 June.
The new store will be located at 383 George Street, inside the heritage-listed Spiden House building. This is welcome news for the many people who commute via the CBD and are keen on getting their hands on one of Five Guys’ famed burger offerings.
So what’s the hype about?
Any Aussie backpacker who has travelled through the States, Europe, the Middle East or Asia in recent years can tell you how ubiquitous Five Guys is. Their red facade, followed by their red polos and red caps are hard to miss and keep popping up on city street corners, in plazas and just about everywhere there has been an empty ground-level shop front.
Teaming up with the Seagrass Boutique Hospitality Group—the guys behind Meat and Wine Co, Hunter and Barrel, Ribs and Burgers, Butcher and the Farmer to name a few of their successful ventures—Five Guys will be adding twenty stores to the Australian restaurant landscape.
The Five Guys’ burger model—hand-prepared (not frozen) patties on toasted buns with a choice of fresh toppings—lean towards the simple rather than lavish and over-the-top burger, so you should be able to easily wrap your hands and mouth it to satisfy your cravings. That is unless you opt for the three-patty and all 15-ingredients on your burger behemoth.
Mixing the offering up with hot dogs and sandwiches as well as their infamous design-your-own shake has helped see the franchise consistently place near the top of Americans’ favourite burger (#1 in 2017 and 2018) restaurant and boom across the world.
A quick note to those with peanut allergies: Five Guys fries their freshly cut potatoes (again, not frozen) in 100% peanut oil.