Thirty-five years after it opened its first store in Virginia, in the USA, cult-favourite burger joint Five Guys has finally debuted in Australia. It opened on Mulgoa Road in Penrith on September 20, offering takeaway only until Covid-19 restrictions ease.

The new burger joint serves a short menu of hamburgers and cheeseburgers, with the option to add bacon to both, and free toppings so you can customise your burger – think mayo, lettuce, grilled onions, HP sauce, jalapenos and relish. (There are also mini burgers for the kids.) It’ll also offer hot dogs, sandwiches (including grilled cheese, BLTs and veggie sangas), fries, and milkshakes with as many mix-ins as you want (options include peanut butter, chocolate, salted caramel and Oreos).

Five Guys launched in 1986, and its fresh approach to ingredients and house-made patties and fries has seen it expand across North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The group doesn’t use freezers or microwaves; patties are handmade, local bakeries bake the buns and fries are hand-cut in-house daily and cooked in peanut oil.

In Australia, the diner has been launched by Seagrass Boutique Hospitality Group, which also runs restaurants such as The Meat & Wine Co, 6 Head, Hunter & Barrel, and Ribs & Burgers.

Five Guys is at 123 Mulgoa Road, Penrith.