Up to 50 jobs are to be created at Belfast’s Victoria Square with the opening on Monday of the restauarant Five Guys Burgers and Fries.
Hailed as the fastest growing restaurant business in the US and a favourite of President Obama, the new venture is being promoted by brothers Brett, Ross and Dery Desmond who have purchased the Ireland franchise.
Having experienced Five Guys first hand whilst living in the US and ‘product testing’ on a regular basis, the brothers were impressed by the product and the business model.
Speaking ahead of the opening, the Desmond brothers said: “We are delighted to be standing here in our first Five Guys restaurant.
“We are working on opening a number of outlets in Ireland, and it’s fantastic to see our first Five Guys outlet in Victoria Square come to fruition.
“We chose this location as it is such an iconic shopping centre in the heart of Belfast City, with a really strong tenant mix. We hope that it will be a big hit with shoppers and will give people even more reason to visit Victoria Square.”
Victoria Square centre manager, Michelle Greeves, said; “We are absolutely thrilled to be welcoming Five Guys to Victoria Square and feel privileged to be chosen as its first location in Ireland.”