Five Guys Burgers and Fries plans Issaquah restaurant

March 8, 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 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 restaurant features a no-frills menu — think burgers, fries and hot dogs.

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.

The closest Five Guys restaurant to Issaquah is in 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.

Five Guys Burgers and Fries plans Issaquah restaurant

March 3, 2011

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 restaurant’s no-frills menu — think burgers, fries and hot dogs — has earned a loyal following from coast to coast. In fact, the Virginia-based chain has a tab labeled “fanatics” on its website.

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.

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See’s Candies opens Issaquah Commons shop

February 1, 2011

Issaquah is a little sweeter, because See’s Candies has opened a shop at the Issaquah Commons.

The candy shop offered free chocolates to customers during a grand opening celebration Jan. 28.

Operators applied for a city building permit at the end of September. Construction started on the store in late November, and city inspectors issued a temporary certificate of occupancy Jan. 5. The candy shop replaces a teriyaki restaurant in the space.

See’s Candies — based in South San Francisco — operates more than 200 stores throughout the West and the Midwest. The chain also has outposts in Seattle and elsewhere on the Eastside.

See’s Candies opens Issaquah Commons shop Friday

January 27, 2011

NEW — 11 a.m. Jan. 27, 2011

Issaquah turns a little sweeter Friday, as See’s Candies opens a shop at the Issaquah Commons.

Folks can stop by for free samples, See’s Happy Habit hats and Gourmet Lollypops for children of all ages during the opening celebration. The kickoff also includes displays of See’s historic delivery vehicles and drag racing cars. The shop is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday.

Operators applied for a city building permit at the end of September. Construction started on the store in late November, and city inspectors issued a temporary certificate of occupancy Jan. 5. The candy shop replaces a teriyaki restaurant in the space.

See’s Candies also opened a shop at Southcenter Square in Tukwila on Thursday.

The chain also has outposts in Bellevue, Redmond and Seattle. See’s Candies — based in South San Francisco — operates more than 200 stores throughout the West and the Midwest.

See’s Candies plans Issaquah shop

January 18, 2011

Lovers can pick up some Scotchmallows in time for Valentine’s Day at the See’s Candies under construction in the Issaquah Commons.

The store is expected to open by Feb. 1 in the shopping center along Northwest Gilman Boulevard. The candy shop replaces a teriyaki restaurant in the space.

See’s Candies is known for numerous treats, including the Scotchmallow — marshmallow and caramel enrobed in dark chocolate.

Operators applied for a city building permit at the end of September. Construction started on the store in late November, and city inspectors issued a temporary certificate of occupancy Jan. 5.

The chain also has outposts in Bellevue, Redmond and Seattle. See’s Candies — based in South San Francisco — operates more than 200 stores throughout the West and the Midwest.

See’s Candies readies store in Issaquah Commons

January 6, 2011

NEW — 10 a.m. Jan. 6, 2011

Lovers can pick up some Scotchmallows in time for Valentine’s Day at the See’s Candies under construction in the Issaquah Commons.

The store is expected to open by Feb. 1 near REI in the shopping center along Northwest Gilman Boulevard. The candy shop replaces a teriyaki restaurant in the space.

See’s Candies is known for numerous treats, including the Scotchmallow — marshmallow and caramel enrobed in dark chocolate.

Operators applied for a city building permit at the end of September. Construction started on the store in late November, and city inspectors issued a temporary certificate of occupancy Wednesday.

The chain also has outposts in Bellevue, Redmond and Seattle. See’s Candies — based in South San Francisco — operates more than 200 stores throughout the West and the Midwest.