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Five Guys fires up plans for 15 new restaurants

January 09, 2018

Five Guys Burgers and Fries is making headlines around the globe, as it opens locations in fresh markets and cultivates a cult-like following wherever it goes. 
We’ve got great news for Canadian burger lovers, as the fast-casual restaurant chain plans to open at least 15 news restaurants!
Think Retail is delighted to work with NY-based Koeppel Companies ULC, which has the rights to Ontario (east of Kingston), Ottawa, Quebec and the East Coast provinces. 
The plan is open several restaurants in the next three years, with an immediate focus on:
- Downtown Montreal
- Laval
- Saint-Laurent
- Plateau
- Côte-des-Neiges 
- Lachenaie
- Boucherville
- Gatineau
- Downtown Ottawa 
Koeppel Companies has also plans to ramp up expansion of Five Guys in the Maritimes in early 2019 and the initial focus there is on Halifax, Moncton and St. John. They seek opportunities of 2,500 to 3,200 sq. ft. in open-air centres (with patio), high streets and super regional malls.
Finally Canadians coast-to-coast will get to experience this phenomenal brand, which is again and again proving itself a winner in the great burger war. People love the tasty hand-formed burgers, which can be customized with an array of toppings, hotdogs and fresh-cut fries. 
With a simple fresh décor accented in red and white checks, this is a premium tenant with strong branding and social media presence that connects to its fan base and keeps them coming back again and again.
Five Guys started as a family-owned takeout burger joint in Arlington Virginia in 1986. As word got out and its popularity increased, the Murell family opened more sites and in 2003 they began franchising.
According to QSR Magazine, Five Guys quickly became the fastest growing franchise in the U.S. and today it operates more than 1,500 locations in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe and the Middle East, with about another 1,500 in development. 
For more information, visit the Five Guys website or contact the Think Retail Team.