The influx of burger restaurants in Bristol in recent years has been huge, with the likes of The Burger Joint, Atomic Burger, Grillstock and more now all vying to to offer the best combination of patty and bun in the country. We also have MEATliquor and Byron opening this year…and now it seems that US burger chain Five Guys are also planning on giving the Bristol food scene a go.
Founded in the 1980s in Arlington, Virginia, Five Guys pride themselves on freezing nothing in their restaurants, with food freshly prepared and simply chilled. Fries are freshly cut, the only oil they use is peanut and they make a point of using only prime beef.
Five Guys made its London debut in the summer of 2013, and aim to continue to open 20-30 restaurants each year in the UK. One of the next on the list (you can see the locations of their UK restaurants here) is Bristol, with hospitality news site BigHospitality suggesting that the Café Rouge premises in Cabot Circus is the premises that has been acquired.
Named after the five brothers who run the business, Five Guys state that there are over 250,000 ways in which to order a burger at their restaurants. On the menu are various standard burgers in a choice of a smaller or a larger size, along with hot dogs and sandwiches. If you’re after more toppings, then you’ll be pleased to know that you can choose as many from their list as you like, completely free of charge.
At the moment, there’s no news on an opening date, but the fact that the company is already posting job ads online bodes well for an opening this year. A quick message sent via their Facebook page also confirms a 2014 opening date. I’ll be checking back on their Facebook page to find out more news as it’s announced…