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Five Guys Burgers & Fries

Five Guys Burgers & Fries Franchise

At Five Guys Burgers & Fries, the burgers are different than what you get at most fast-food restaurants. Five Guys cooks and prepares burgers to order and no two burgers are alike. In fact, Five Guys proclaims that there are 250,000 possible ways to order a burger at the restaurant. Their lineup of condiments and burger sides are the best in the business, with the usual mayo, mustard, ketchup, lettuce, pickle, tomato, and onion, but you can have your onions raw or grilled, and you might want to add green pepper, jalapenos or grilled mushrooms. Some folks just load on the works, but most pick and choose—it’s all fine with Five Guys because they view hamburgers as an art form. More about the cost of owning a Five Guys Burger & Fries franchise below.

Facts & Figures

Liquid capital required
Net worth required
$306,200 - $716,250
Franchise fee
$50,000 - $125,000
6.0% - 8.0%
Units in operation


Five Guys Burgers and Fries uses only fresh ground beef in their burgers, and their restaurants don’t even have freezers, only coolers, so nothing is ever frozen. They use only peanut oil in cooking their menu items, which are all trans-fat free. Of course, Five Guys serves menu items other than their variety of burgers, such as hot dogs, including Kosher and a bacon cheese dog, sandwiches like grilled cheese and veggie. In addition to their regular fries, Five Guys serve Cajun style. They also serve just plan peanuts in bulk, no charge.

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Five Guys Burgers & Fries Franchise Opportunities – History

Five Guys was founded in 1986 with its first store location in Arlington, Virginia, and quickly became a Washington, D.C.-area favorite. It was Jerry and Janie Murrell who gave their four sons a choice: start a business or go to college. The Murrell brother chose a carryout burger joint and opened their first location with their parents’ guidance. Customers in the area voted the burger Number One in the D.C. area. Within a year and a half, Five Guys expanded to more than 300 franchise units, drawing national attention. Now, 25 years later, there are more than 900 Five Guys locations throughout the nation, with plans for 1,500 locations in development.

Five Guys Burgers & Fries Franchise Cost, Initial Investment and Requirements

Burgers & Fries Franchise Income

The total investment to open a Five Guys Burgers & Fries restaurant franchise is between $152,000 and $360,000, with liquid assets available of $150,000. The franchise fee is $25,000.

Five Guys Burgers & Fries Franchise Business Opportunities: Other Information

Having received numerous awards in the cities where it opens franchises, Five Guys Burgers & Fries is one of the most dependable, fast-rising franchise opportunities available, and for a still-reasonable cost. The restaurant chain is rated one of the most talked-about burger brands online.


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