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US Burger Chain Five Guys Is Opening Its Second Sydney Store in George Street

The cult-favourite brand will finally start slinging its burgers, shakes and fries in the Sydney CBD in mid-2022.
By Sarah Ward
March 24, 2022
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By Sarah Ward
March 24, 2022
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Come mid-2022, if you're in the Sydney CBD, you've got a hankering for a burger and your tastebuds are particularly tempted by US burg joints, you'll have options. It's been raining American burger chains around town of late, with both Five Guys and Wahlburgers starting to sling their wares — and now, after initially launching in Penrith in 2021, Five Guys has finally confirmed that its first inner-city outpost is on the way.

This stomach rumble-inducing news will have burger-lovers heading to 383 George Street, which is where Five Guys will be serving up burgs, fries, hotdogs, sandwiches and shakes before the second half of 2022 hits. The new store doesn't yet have an exact opening date, but it'll be calling the heritage-listed Spiden House home.

More shops are in the works, too, in both Sydney and Melbourne before 2022 is out. Seagrass Boutique Hospitality Group, aka the folks behind The Meat & Wine Co, Hunter & Barrel, 6 Head, Ribs & Burgers, Italian Street Kitchen and Butcher and the Farmer, hold the master franchise for Five Guys in Australia and New Zealand — and while it hasn't revealed where more burgs will be coming everyone's ways just yet, setting up plenty of locations has always been the company's plan. When news that Five Guys was launching stores Down Under first hit in 2020, at least 20 spots were earmarked for Australia alone.

Decked out in a red-and-white colour scheme, the popular chain already has more than 1600 stores to its name across America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia since starting back in 1986 in the Washington, DC area — and has amassed quite the reputation in the process. Even given the number of big-name US burger chains with hefty followings, such as Shake Shack and In-N-Out, it stands out.

If you're wondering why, the fact that its made-to-order burgers skew in the classic rather than oversized, jam-packed direction is one good reason. These burgs come with two hand-formed patties on toasted buns, with your choice of free toppings (including pickles, grilled mushrooms and jalapeños). Five Guys also does bacon cheeseburgers that add two strips of bacon and two slices of Kraft American cheese as well.

Prefer hotdogs, sandwiches (in veggie, cheese or BLT varieties), hand-cut fries (with or without Cajun spices) and vanilla milkshakes? They're all on the menu as well. Don't go thinking that the latter are boring, though — you can add bacon, bananas, peanut butter, salted caramel and even Oreo pieces to your design-your-own beverage.

As anyone with allergies should note, though, Five Guys only cooks its fries in peanut oil.

Find Five Guys' second Sydney store at 383 George Street, Sydney, from sometime mid-2022 — we'll update you when an exact opening date is announced.

Published on March 24, 2022 by Sarah Ward

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