Five Guys Burgers and Fries plans Issaquah restaurant
March 3, 2011
By Warren Kagarise
NEW — 10 a.m. March 3, 2011
Five Guys Burgers and Fries is planning to open in the Issaquah Commons.
Operators applied for a business license from the city Feb. 16, and a sign announcing the restaurant appeared in a vacant storefront at the Issaquah Commons at about the same time. The opening date has not been announced, and a Five Guys spokeswoman could not be reached for comment.
The market research firm Chain Store Guide ranked Five Guys at No. 3 last year among the 50 fastest-growing restaurant chains in the United States and Canada. Five Guys boasts more than 500 outlets nationwide.
President Obama thrust the chain into the spotlight in May 2009 after a surprise lunchtime stop at a Five Guys restaurant in Washington, D.C.
The closest Five Guys restaurant to Issaquah is at The Landing in Renton, and another is planned to open soon at Overlake Fashion Plaza in Bellevue.
Five Guys is the latest national or regional chain to set up shop in the Issaquah Commons in recent months.
See’s Candies opened a shop just before Valentine’s Day and Bright Now! Dental settled in last November.