A new spot sure to tempt taste buds in Plymouth is set to open in a few weeks. Five Guys, a trendy burger joint, will open its doors Saturday, Jan. 14, in the old Blockbuster building near Target off 494 and Rockford Road.
Also in that building are several other new businesses including the and Freeziac.
This fast growing chain recently opened a restaurant in Oakdale and Eden Prairie.
“We grow by demand,” said Five Guys Plymouth Owner Scott Lesser. “We love the people in the Twin Cities and feel fortunate to bring another Five Guys to the market.”
The remodel inside the roughly 2,500 sq. ft. building is just about complete. It’s taken the company about five months to lease the building, get the required approval from the city and do construction.
“We’ve got the signs up, construction just about done and we’re ready to start making burgers,” Lesser said.
The franchise is known for its simple menu with burgers, hot dogs, fries and veggie and grilled cheese sandwiches to pick from. Customers can order from a long list of burger toppings and get a heaping order of fries on the side.
The restaurant keeps its look and packaging simple. Those heaping pile of fries are served in a brown sack. With simple wrapping for food and a low-key marketing strategy, the company says it focuses on the most important aspect: the food.
“People can expect preservative free, never frozen beef patties and fresh cut French fries every time,” Lesser said. “It’s all about quality food at Five Guys.”
For Plymouth residents like Justine O’Dell, the new restaurant will add a little flair to her lunch routine.
“I work in that area, so it will be nice to have another option to go to,” O'Dell said. “I feel like I go to the same places over and over again, so I’m excited about Five Guys.”
Gene Allan, who considers himself a burger connoisseur, says he hasn’t tried a Five Guys burger yet, but has heard good things.
“I’m eager to try a double cheeseburger with every condiment imaginable on it,” Allan said. “I might just have to go over there on opening day so I can check off Five Guys from my list of burger joints to try in the Twin Cities.”
The Plymouth restaurant marks the sixth Five Guys in the metro. A corporate spokesperson says they do plan on expanding in Minnesota, but didn’t give an estimate on the number of stores expected to open in 2012.