Five Guys at 725 King Street in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia

Five Guys Opens Largest Location in Northern Virginia

The ‘new’ Five Guys King Street location in Alexandria, Virginia, which replaces the old Bertucci’s restaurant, opens Saturday, February 4, 2017 @ 11:00 AM. The eatery will have 83 seats inside and seating for 12 outside on the N. Columbus side of the restaurant. The eatery is located at 725 King Street in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. Hours of the eatery will be 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM.

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Bertucci's in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia at 725 King Street

Bertucci’s, located at 725 King Street in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, has closed to make room for an expanded Five Guys, the Arlington, Virginia based burger chain.

The current Five Guys located on N. Fayette Street will be relocating its existing operation. This proposed restaurant location would be part of the corporate structure, owned by original members of the Five Guys Family (Murrell Family) and not a franchised location.

Plans approved by the City of Alexandria show this Five Guys to have 83 seats inside and seating for 12 outside on the N. Columbus side of the restaurant. Hours will be 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sources tell me a November 2016 opening is planned.

Five Guys Burgers began as a local Arlington-based restaurant in 1986 when Jerry Murrell started the business with his five sons. Since then, the first restaurant the company has expanded through franchise opportunities to over 1,000 locations nationally and to locations in Europe, the Middle East, and Canada.

The closest Bertucci’s locations to Alexandria are on Pennsylvania Ave in Washington, D.C. and on Frontier Drive in Springfield.

Five Guys in Old Town Alexandria, virginia

(H/T Anne)

 

Next time you’re hankering for a burger remember this. Think Wendy’s, Burger King, or McDonalds burgers are pretty good? That may be true but, according to the 2010 Zagat Fast Food Survey, Northern Virginia’s very own Five Guys has the best burgers.

From the Huffington Post:

The survey was based on responses from 6,518 Zagat.com diners who ate at chain outlets an average of 10.7 times per month, totaling 837,000 meals. The survey focused on four categories of chains: Large (up to 5,000 U.S. outlets), Mega (over 5,000), Full-Service (with table service), and Quick-Refreshment (focused on beverages, ice cream, etc.).

The most notable survey result would have to be the rankings for best fast-food burger, with Virginia-based Five Guys edging out west coast-favorite and previous years’ winner In-N-Out Burger. Paula Forbes at Eater notes that Five Guys victory in this category may be due to each chain’s respective reach:

It could just be lack of exposure. According to The OC Register, as of August 7th, Five Guys had 644 locations across the US and Canada — including locations in California. In-N-Out, meanwhile, has a mere 244 locations in four states (with a fifth on the way). Perhaps this is just a numbers game; we probably speak for everyone when we say the answer is expansion.

One fact that always floors me when I am ordering at Five Guys, did you know there are 250,000 ways to order a burger at Five Guys?

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