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28-01-2015, 10:26   #1
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Dermot Desmond's sons to bring Five Guys to Ireland

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The quickest growing fast casual dining restaurant business in the US is seeking 10 locations in Ireland

north and south in which to start trading.

Five Guys Burgers and Fries plans to initially open up to five restaurants in Dublin – two in the city centre and three more around the M50 belt – before expanding into Cork, Limerick and Galway.

Northern Ireland is also in its sights, with one or two restaurants planned initially for Belfast.

The requirement is for a minimum ground floor trading space of 23sq m (2,500sq ft) with 139sq m (1,500sq ft) back-of-house.

“But if anything has been learned from the Five Guys UK experience, it is that larger stores, with up to 5,000sq ft of trading space, can work very well in the right locations,” says Michael Harrington of Harrington Retail, which has been retained to secure the sites.

The Irish franchise for Five Guys Burgers and Fries has been secured by Brett, Ross and Derry Desmond, the sons of financier Dermot Desmond.

The menu at Five Guys is centred on hamburgers offered with American cheese or bacon, kosher-style hot dogs, grilled cheese and vegetable sandwiches.

Its buns are said to be sweeter and “eggier” than normal and French fries are the sole side item, available salted only in “Five Guys style” or seasoned “Cajun style”. Some outlets also offer egg sandwiches on Five Guys buns for breakfast.

Five Guys food is prepared fresh on a daily basis. There are no freezers in any of its restaurants, and all foods are cooked using peanut oil.
http://www.irishtimes.com/business/c...land-1.2081479

Good stuff! The only American fast food franchise I was impressed it. I just hope one doesn't open too close to the gaff, or I'll be pretty rotund within a couple of months.
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28-01-2015, 10:32   #2
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I just looked at their menu, and it's my idea of hell. I'd probably only go for either type of chips and maybe the non-cheese hotdogs.
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Great, yet another outlet serving shyte food.
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Is it kinda like Eddie Rockets?
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American Cheese is offensive to the word cheese
Their idea of cheese is horrific, so many places have it in liquid form where you squirt it out like a soap dispenser.

Tastes like digested rubber poo.
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sounds good, basic straightforward menu with nothing in the burger you don't want.
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Is it kinda like Eddie Rockets?
You mean Rockin joes
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You mean Rockin joes
I think he meant Buddy Cadillac's.
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sounds good, basic straightforward menu with nothing in the burger you don't want.

What if I want to eat grapes as a snack?
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What if I want to eat grapes as a snack?
Then you can go into a supermarket or greengrocers and buy some.
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Never heard of Five Guys.
Hopefully they will do well.

Now if Red Robin would be so kind as to expand here I would be set.
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I'll be going based on this video alone.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGkHRa64sDY
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Good stuff! The only American fast food franchise I was impressed it. I just hope one doesn't open too close to the gaff, or I'll be pretty rotund within a couple of months.
Get the peanut allergy people in there and have 'em all spazzing on the floor.
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Had one in London a while ago, the chips were unreal but overall it was a bit expensive for what it was.
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