American burger chain Five Guys lands in Dubai

The popular American fast food joint that has blown up in the UK

Knowledge story, The Knowledge

American fast food fans rejoice, Five Guys is coming to Dubai.

The popular US burger and fries chain is arriving in the Middle East for the first time.

Fans of the brand – which has also opened over 20 branches in the UK since debuting outside the US in London in 2013 – will be able to get their fix at The Dubai Mall from this month. You’ll be able to try an array of 100% customizable halal burgers and hotdogs, grilled cheese sandwiches, veggie sandwiches, free toppings, fries, and the latest brand offering, the Five Guys customizable milkshake.

Five Guys is a family business started by Jerry and Janie Murrell and, as the name suggests, includes five sons Tyler, Ben, Chad, Matt and Jim. With its first opening nearly 30 years ago near Washington DC, Five Guys has since grown to be one of the most popular burger restaurants in the US and Canada.

“The arrival of Five Guys in the Middle East is a dream come true. We’re delighted to have the support of a regional partner whose interests, namely letting the food do the talking, are so closely aligned with ours,” Jerry said in a statement.

Now with over 1200 global restaurants, it is expanding into a host of new markets and they plan to open more in Dubai over the coming months as well as across the UAE.

Why is the world so obsessed? Every burger can be customised with the customer’s chosen toppings and there are a wide selection of free accompaniments, from lettuce and tomato to fresh jalapenos and barbeque sauce. All food is freshly prepared and made to order, their fries have even won an award for being hand-cut and expertly cooked in 100% pure peanut oil.

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