On August 1st, 2016, Five Guys landed in France for the first time, opening its doors in the Paris neighborhood of Cour Saint-Emilion. France is a bit behind the curve in the burger wars it would seem; Burger King only made a return to the country in 2015, after closing all it’s doors in the 90s.
But now, the French finally have some food they can be proud of: Five Guys!
It took the Virginia burger chain several years to reach mainland-Europe after opening the first Five Guys in the UK in 2013.
Five Guys aren’t wasting much time in their second location though. They are launching a flagship burger shop on the Avenue des Champs-Élysées – basically the most famous road in Paris and/or the world.
Word has it that Five Guys burgers in Paris come with Parisian haute cuisine prices though – reportedly running customer €15-€20 for a meal. Significantly more than a burger, fries and a drink would run you at any of the 1000+ US Five Guys locations.
Boasting almost 60 Five Guy joints in the UK since their first Long Acre location opened in 2013, perhaps France is next on the list for American burger conquest!