Since opening 30 years ago in Washington D.C., the Five Guys burger chain has set out to show that fast food burgers can be made fresh and have earned themselves plenty of recognition, including the title as the millennial’s favorite burger chain. Now, having made a name for themselves at home, Five Guys announced on Wednesday that they are headed to Germany to hopefully grab a share of the fast-food burger market that has long been dominated by some of their American competition.
The news broke when the company posted a teaser on Facebook, simply saying they are coming, though no real details regarding a timeline or even a location where included. There is speculation though that the first Five Guys location could open up along the widely popular Zeil shopping promenade in Frankfurt.
What will set Five Guys apart from their competition remains the same as in the U.S. Unlike their popular rivals, the meat is never frozen and is ground fresh on the spot for each order. The company promises that there are no freezers, no microwaves and no timers to be found in the kitchen. And while their burgers are the star of the show, Five Guys has also earned a bit of a reputation for their cholesterol-free fries cooked in peanut oil and their milkshakes, especially the bacon variety which adds chopped sweet apple-wood smoked bacon to create a salty crunch.