Last year, cult US burger giant Five Guys announced it would be coming down under. Now it’s confirmed that Sydney will be the first to score an outpost of the chain – in Penrith. Five Guys Penrith will debut mid-2021 next-door to Penrith Leagues Club, aptly positioned between McDonalds and KFC on Mulgoa Road. The space will clock in at 500 square metres and building is slated to begin in the next couple of weeks.
Sydney-based hospitality group Seagrass Boutique Hospitality – which oversees brands such as 6Head in The Rocks, Ribs & Burgers and The Butcher and the Farmer – is the franchisee of Five Guys in Australia. It initially intended to open the first Five Guys in Sydney’s CBD, however shifted its strategy to include suburban hubs. Penrith was chosen for its potential future growth as a hub.
Seagrass is currently considering further sites in the CBD, and around Darling Harbour, Circular Quay and Broadway. It’s also planning to launch stores in Melbourne and the Gold Coast
Five Guys launched in Virginia in 1986, and now has more than 1500 locations worldwide, including in the UK, Spain, Singapore, UAE and Kuwait. It’s popular for its burgers, hot dogs and freshly cut fries.
Five Guys is due to open in mid-2021.