In huge news for folks who go batshit for burgers, actually good US burger behemoths Five Guys has finally revealed the location of its first Sydney location, marking the chain’s debut foray into the Australian market.
A Five Guys move into the Australian market has been on the cards for a decent amount of time, with tentative plans to launch in Sydney previously announced mid-last year. However we now have more concrete information on the chain’s Australian premiere.
The first Sydney location is now set to land in Penrith, in the city’s west. Five Guys Australian operating company Seagrass Group has confirmed a dedicated outlet will be constructed on a Mulgoa Rd site opposite Panthers Leagues Club, sandwiched in between an existing KFC and McDonald’s.
Five Guys had previously earmarked the Sydney CBD for its initial launch, however the pandemic forced the debut franchise out west. Seagrass representatives are reportedly still keen to expand into the city once it re-opens, with several “premium” locations around Darling Harbour, Circular Quay, and the Broadway corridor being scouted.
In better news for hungry burger fiends situated outside of New South Wales, Five Guys reportedly has plans to open locations in Melbourne and Brisbane by the end of this year, with as many as 20 locations earmarked for the company’s first phase of Australian expansion.
Founded in 1986, the US-based chain has been undergoing rapid expansion since 2003, and now has locations in several countries outside America, including the UK, Ireland, Canada, the UAE, Hong Kong, and Singapore to name but a few.
The chain has attained cult status among burger fans, and is objectively better than its mystifyingly more-hyped rivals In-N-Out and Shake Shack.
Five Guys arrival in Australia continues a growing trend of chain US fast food outlets making the leap to our shores, following on from the likes of Taco Bell and Carls Jr in recent years.
The Penrith store is expected to opens its doors to customers around the middle of the year. Construction on the restaurant will begin imminently.