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Five Guys

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How do I buy a Five Guys Franchise?

Founded in 1986 by the Murrell family, Five Guys Burgers and Fries originated in Arlington, VA. The franchise has since grown to more than 1,300 locations worldwide. You can become a Five Guys Burgers and Fries franchise owner for a total investment of $152,000 - $360,000. Prospects are asked to have a minimum of $150,000 in liquid assets and a net worth of $500,000.

Total Investment$152,000 - $360,000
Cash Required$150,000
Business TypeFranchise
Target Market National

Expand with Five Guys.

Five Guys Burgers and Fries is an American fast casual restaurant which specialize in serving fresh, hand-formed hamburgers, hot dogs, fresh-cut french fries, milkshakes and other delicious menu items. Headquarted in Lorton, VA, Five Guys has over 1,300 locations in over 49 states and 6 Canadian provinces.

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Open Five Guys in any of these available states: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY.


Five Guys Burgers and Fries is a family-owned carry-out burger joint that prides itself on serving only hand-formed burgers cooked to perfection on a grill along with fresh-cut fries cooked in pure peanut oil.

The Murrell family started the Five Guys burger business back in 1986 with their sons and today, 30 years after Five Guys first opened, there are almost 1,500 locations worldwide and another 1,500 units in development.

Five Guys restaurants are typically located in retail shopping centers and other urban locations such as train stations, sports arenas, airports, university campuses, etc. The footprint of each restaurant ranges between 2,000 and 3,000 square feet.

What Sets Five Guys Apart? These differentiators:

  • We only use fresh ground beef.
  • We only use peanut oil.
  • There are no freezers in Five Guys locations, just coolers.


The Operating Principal, general manager, and one assistant manager must attend and complete the initial training program. The training is held at the Five Guys’s corporate headquarters. The initial training program generally lasts about two weeks. However, up to six weeks training may be required.


1986 First store opens in Arlington, VA
1986-2001 Five Guys opens five locations around the DC metro-area, perfected their business of making burgers… and starts to build a cult-like following.
2002 Five Guys starts to franchise in VA and MD
2003 Five Guys sells out of franchise territory within 18 months and starts to open the rest of the country for franchise rights
2009 The 500th Five Guys Location
2010 First International Location
2012 Opened 1000th store
2013 Opens first store in the UK