Arlington, Virginia, 1986. Jerry and Janie Murrell gave their five sons a choice, ‘Start a business or go to college?” The business route won and the family opened the first Five Guys – named after the five brothers.
To this day, the formula remains simple, ‘Burgers and Fries cooked to perfection’, in keeping with Jerry’s philosophy of “To perfect and to serve.”
The family is also still very much involved, meeting every Tuesday with every member still very much part of the business.
You won’t find a freezer in any Five Guys because everything is cooked fresh from scratch. It’s the way we like our food, so why would we serve our customers any other way?
Our potatoes are hand cut-daily and you’ll know exactly where they’ve come from because we put it on posters on our walls.
Our beef comes from Scotland and is grain finished for a marbled texture perfect for patties.
All our food prep is done daily for maximum freshness and all cooking is done without using timers, by people not machines, with our crews all trained to judge food’s readiness by sight, aroma and texture.