10 Fun Facts About Five Guys Burgers & Fries

Five Guys Fun Fact #1

The first Five Guys location opened in 1986 in Arlington, Va. Currently, there are more than 1,000 Five Guys restaurants in 47 states and Canada.

Five Guys Fun Fact #2

The name is in reference to¬†founder Jerry Murrell’s five sons, Jim, Matt, Chad, Ben, and Tyler, who all still help run the company today.

Five Guys Fun Fact #3

There are over 250,000 possible ways to order a burger at Five Guys.

Five Guys Fun Fact #4

People with peanut allergies, beware! In addition to complimentary peanuts offered at the counters of each location, Five Guys food is cooked in 100 percent peanut oil.

Five Guys Fun Fact #5

Five Guys means it when they say no delivery. Despite complaints from high up government officials, the fast food franchise once refused to deliver an order of 15 burgers to the Pentagon. To make it clear, the restaurant invested in a 22-foot sign that read¬†“ABSOLUTELY NO DELIVERY.”

Five Guys Fun Fact #6

Former NBA player and sports icon¬†Shaquille O’Neal owns 155 Five Guys restaurants, making up about 10 percent of all of the franchise locations.

Five Guys Fun Fact #7

Five Guys sold more than 300 locations within the first 18 months offering franchise opportunities in 2003. To date, the chain is considered one of the fastest growing franchises in the United States.

Five Guys Fun Fact #8

Former Washington Redskins kicker Mark Moseley is the full-time Director of Franchise Development at Five Guys.

Five Guys Fun Fact #9

Five Guys¬†came into existence after founders Jerry and Janie Murrell told their sons to either “”start a business or go to college.” They elected to take the business route, and put their college tuition toward opening the first location.

Five Guys Fun Fact #10

Five Guys tested 16 different kinds of mayonnaise before deciding on the recipe served at all of their locations.

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