Five Guys Burgers and Fries opens in Victoria Square, Belfast

Five Guys Burgers and Fries, the leader of the Fast Casual Burger market in the US, has opened its first location on the Island of Ireland in Belfast’s Victoria Square Shopping Centre. Five Guys is known for its fresh, made to order burgers with a vast choice of toppings, customisable at no extra charge and fries that are fresh potatoes cooked in 100% peanut oil. Northern Irish customers can expect to receive an authentic Five Guys experience in Belfast, just as they would in the U.S. The Murrell family and their team have ensured that every Five Guys restaurant, from the food to the layout, is consistent around the world. Belfast Store Manager, Nelson Shanks, and his team of five assistant managers, spent a month in the States training and experiencing the Five Guys culture and six Five Guys trainers have been flown over to teach the new Belfast Five Guys Crew all they need to know.

Speaking on the opening, the Desmond brothers said; “We are delighted to be standing here in our first Five Guys restaurant. We are working on opening a number of outlets in Ireland, and it’s fantastic to see our first Five Guys outlet in Victoria Square come to fruition. We chose this location as it is such an iconic shopping centre in the heart of Belfast City, with a really strong tenant mix. We hope that it will be a big hit with shoppers and will give people even more reason to visit Victoria Square.”

Victoria Square Centre Manager, Michelle Greeves, said; “We are absolutely thrilled to be welcoming Five Guys to Victoria Square and feel privileged to be chosen as its first location in Ireland. The brand will perfectly complement our existing offering and further boost footfall to the centre as Five Guys has such an incredible following. The restaurant unit has been extensively extended, now spanning 2,800 sq ft, and we’re incredibly excited for the unveiling pre-Christmas”.

Five Guys has built an almost cult like following across the world for their menu of top quality food, that is prepared fresh, and on a daily basis. There are no freezers in ANY of its restaurants, and the Five Guys fries are cooked using peanut oil (healthier than normal methods). Five Guys has received the Zagat seal of approval worldwide.