Time Fries for Five Guys

Only six years between brand’s first and hundredth restaurants, both secured by Shelley Sandzer

Premium burger brand Five Guys has officially launched its 100th UK restaurant, at 4 St Paul’s Churchyard opposite the iconic cathedral. The prominent site was secured by leading specialist UK leisure property agency Shelley Sandzer, who also helped the brand find their first UK site, in Covent Garden in 2013.

Alongside this latest opening, Five Guys are launching their breakfast menu for the first time in the UK, at the 5,000 sq ft, 100 covers St Paul’s store and three others across the country. This marks a significant milestone for the brand, with phenomenal growth of 100 restaurants in six and a half years, and more openings planned for 2020.

Five Guys UK CEO John Eckbert commented:“Since we first opened our doors in Covent Garden on the 4th of July, 2013, the UK has given us such a warm and enthusiastic welcome. We are grateful for all the hungry customers who have flocked to Five Guys to discover our burgers and fries. It’s great to have also worked with Shelley Sandzer on our 100th location – which is an equally iconic London site directly opposite St. Paul’s Cathedral. It feels like we’re just getting started – with so many exciting locations to come.”

Nick Weir, Partner at Shelley Sandzer, added: “Five Guys are the prime example of why we take such pleasure in bringing brands to the UK from overseas. Since we helped secure their first site back in 2013, they have gone from strength to strength, and now have a massive UK following. Finding what is now their 100th restaurant is a great landmark moment for Five Guys and ourselves, as we look ahead to supporting their expansion plans in the New Year.”

Shelley Sandzer is a leading and dynamic agency, specialising in the restaurant and leisure property sector. The company provides considered and valued advice to many of the UK’s most highly regarded restaurant brands, centres, developments high streets and landlords, via a lateral thinking team with an unparalleled knowledge and understanding of the leisure business. Shelley Sandzer is also known for the key role it plays in launching new entrants and unique concepts to the market, such as Sweet Chick, Honey & Smoke, and Frame.

Shelley Sandzer acted for Five Guys.