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Five Guys burgers coming to San Luis Obispo

Five Guys is planning to open a new location at 763 East Foothill Blvd. in San Luis Obispo in early 2018. The fast-food chain sells hamburgers, hot dogs, sandwiches and fries. This is a stock photo of what the restaurant typically looks like.
Five Guys is planning to open a new location at 763 East Foothill Blvd. in San Luis Obispo in early 2018. The fast-food chain sells hamburgers, hot dogs, sandwiches and fries. This is a stock photo of what the restaurant typically looks like.

Five Guys, a fast-food chain that sells hamburgers, hot dogs, sandwiches and fries, is planning to open a location in San Luis Obispo.

Restaurant owners submitted building plans to the city in June and they are still in the review process, said Kyle Van Leeuwen, planning technician for San Luis Obispo Community Development.

Van Leeuwen said Five Guys will go in at 763 East Foothill Blvd., in the spot where The Shack served burgers and beer for 16 years before closing in 2014.

Lauren Lewis, senior communications manager for the company, confirmed via email the new Five Guys location is “projected to open in early 2018.”

Five Guys opened its first location on the Central Coast earlier this year on East Grand Avenue in Arroyo Grande.

The fast-food chain features more than 1,400 locations throughout nine countries, with planned expansion into 20 more countries over the next five years, according to the company’s website.

Back in May, Five Guys was named the No. 1 burger restaurant in The Harris Poll’s annual EquiTrend Study, replacing In-N-Out, which held the top spot for each of the past two years.

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