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Five Guys opens its first Australian point of sale


American burger sensation Five Guys opens its first Australian take-out-only restaurant on September 20 in Penrith, Sydney.

Master franchisee Seagrass Hospitality opens long-awaited fast food brand at Penrith Panthers Leagues Club on the busy Mulgoa Road.

Robby Andronikos, Brand Director of Five Guys Australia, said: “It was an incredibly fun journey to bring the opening of Five Guys to this point. A massive team effort from Five Guys, Seagrass BHG and the multiple Australian growers and companies working in partnership to launch this brand with the exacting standards required.

“I am delighted to finally be able to open the doors of our first store in Penrith with many more Australian restaurants on the horizon already planned.”

Seagrass BHG has five brands in its portfolio, including Ribs & Burgers, Italian Street Kitchen and The Meat & Wine Co.

What started as a family-run burger and fries restaurant in 1986 is now a global franchise with locations in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

The the next planned expansion beyond the Australian market will be in New Zealand.

The Murrell brothers who founded the company have a no freezer and microwave policy – all burgers and fries are fresh every day.

Lean patties are made daily on site, while bread is baked fresh five days a week at a locally contracted bakery.

Chad Murrell said, “From the start we wanted our customers to know that we put all of our money into food. This is why the decor is so simple; only red and white tiles. We don’t spend money on decoration or guys in chicken costumes. We will go too far on the food.

“By maintaining a simple philosophy, coupled with the highest quality ingredients, we have continued to pursue our vision since 1986.”

This story originally appeared on Inside the franchise business.

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