Five Guys supplier lights up French market as chain opens first branches

Washington, UNITED STATES: TO GO WITH AFP STORY-US-FOOD-RETAIL-COMPANY: Five Guys revive American love affair with the hamburger-BY JUSTIN COLE

Burgers are assembled,at the Chantilly, Virginia  Five Guys restaurant 25 June 2007. Five Guys restaurant sells about 1500-to-2000 of the all fresh, completely handmade burgers made anyway your want each day. America's hundred-billion-dollar fast-food market is already crowded and battling to retain health-conscious customers, but one company has people lining up to feast on its hamburgers and fries.  AFP PHOTO/Paul J. Richards (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Burger giant Five Guys has opened its first branch in Paris – much to the delight of a UK supplier that fits all the lighting for its kitchen and front-of-house areas.

Milton Keynes-based Lyco was awarded the contract to supply specialist decorative and commercial lighting for the first unit in the capital, as well as a second site that is planned to open on the Champs Elysee.

Lyco specifically sourced and manufactured lighting, and colour-matched various products including the exact colour of the white in-ceiling lights.

Closer to home, the company has just fitted out Five Guys’ newest unit in Watford as part of a supply agreement that encompasses the UK and the Middle East, as well as Europe.

Since opening, Five Guys has gained a cult following across the UK and now operates 40 stores. In total it has more than 1,300 outlets worldwide.

Lyco also supplies lighting to other high-profile restaurant and hotel brands in the UK, including Itsu, Paul, Ping Pong, Barwork, MOD Pizza, Marriot, Celtic Manor Resort, Holiday Inn Express and the Malmaison.

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