It’s been a moving target but it appears that the owners of the soon to be opened 5 Guys Burgers and Fries in Kent will officially be opening their doors in April. 5 Guys fanatics are rejoicing everywhere.
I say fanatics because that’s the kind of following this restaurant chain has enjoyed. It is one of the fastest growing franchises in the country and it’s funny because I can remember when the first 5 Guys restaurant opened in the Washington DC area and I had moved there after graduating from college. It wasn’t fancy but it sure was popular. So I expect great things for the Kent store.
It turns out that the 5 Guys media man is a Kent State grad (2001) and here’s his press release announcing the opening of the Kent store.
March 24, 2010
Five Guys Burgers and Fries Kent to Open in April
KENT, OH – Wed, March 24 – Five Guys Burgers and Fries will open its newest store in Kent in early April, in the highly popular E Main Street corridor.
The menu at Five Guys Burgers and Fries is simple: burgers, hotdogs, fries, grilled veggie and grilled cheese sandwiches and beverages. The select menu is a reflection of Five Guys’ philosophy of focusing on a few items, and serving them to the best of their ability. The décor is purposely simple so that it does not take away from the most important part of this restaurant – the outstanding quality of the food.
The burgers are hand pattied daily and made to order with 100% American Beef that is preservative free and never frozen. The Boardwalk-style fries are hand cut daily from Russet Burbank potatoes grown above the 42nd parallel – creating the perfect texture, soaked in water and then cooked to order in no-trans- fat peanut oil and may be ordered with or without Cajun seasoning. The rolls are shipped in fresh from our bakery and do not contain fillers or artificial preservatives. All toppings are free and include crisp lettuce, fresh tomatoes, juicy pickles, sautéed mushrooms, green peppers, fried onions, A1 sauce, jalapeno peppers, hot sauce, mayo, raw onions, ketchup, mustard, relish and barbecue sauce. Kosher hot dogs are served split and grilled plain, or topped with cheese and bacon. Customers also enjoy complimentary in-the-shell peanuts served in bulk containers.
“As a Kent alumnus and a native, I am thrilled and honored to open our first store in Kent, “ said Matthew Mikola, General Manager of Five Guys Kent. “We are excited to see so many talented local applicants across the spectrum applying for our part-time and full-time positions including culinary/hospitality professionals, college students and high school students. With outstanding service provided by local talent, our award winning product and a fabulous location, we think the Five Guys Kent is going to be a favorite destination for this amazing community.”
Five Guys Burgers and Fries at Kent will be open for business daily from 11 am to 10 pm and is planning to stay open for extended hours on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. It is located at 623 E Main St, Kent, OH 44240, across Rockwell Hall/The Fashion School.
Five Guys has been voted “The #1 Best Burger” for the past nine years in Washingtonian Magazine, rated number one “Bang for the Buck” in Zagat Survey and The Washington Post calls them “the Willy Wonkas of burgercraft.” Outside the Washington DC Metro area, Five Guys has won Best Burger awards in over 35 cities.
About Wholesome Burger
Wholesome Burger, LLC is a restaurant development company that is developing 40+ Five Guys Burgers and Fries across NorthEast Ohio and Pittsburgh markets.
Contact: Matthew Mikola