Five Guys calls in at Baker Street after YO! Sushi checks out

Five Guys Baker Street

Burger chain Five Guys is set to expand its presence in London with a store at Baker Street.

The bespoke hamburger specialist, which has around 20 branches in the capital, is currently refitting a vacant unit that is set within Baker Street tube station, although entry to the premises is from the street.

It is yards away from tourist attractions such as Madame Tussauds and the Sherlock Holmes Museum.

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It was previously occupied by YO! Sushi, which had traded from the location for a number of years.

The unit has been screened off with signage while fit-out work takes place, but is expected to open in the coming weeks.

Five Guys is now a £150m business in the UK after growing its business by 23% in the last full year for which accounts are available.

It has close to 100 stores in the UK despite only launching its first site in the UK seven years ago when the founding Murrell family teamed up with Carphone Warehouse entrepreneur Sir Charles Dunstone for a JV.

Last year the group secured a £100m bank facility from Goldman Sachs to aid expansion and repay UK shareholder debt.

The company prides itself on a “100% customisable” menu and claims there are more than 250,000 possible ways to order its burgers.

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