Five Guys installs kitchen ahead of imminent Baker Street opening

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Contractors have been putting the finishing touches to Five Guys’ latest restaurant, in Baker Street, London.

The kitchen was installed and equipped last week ahead of the site’s planned opening on 9 March.

It features the traditional equipment used in its restaurants, including heavy duty grills that are central to producing its customised burgers.

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Signage that previously prevented people from seeing in while the fit-out took place has now been removed and staff are due to begin training this week in preparation for the site opening.

The bespoke hamburger specialist will be hoping to tap into the huge volume of commuter and tourist traffic that passes through the tube station and surrounding area every day.

Five Guys now operates more than 20 sites in London and will be hoping its latest choice of location will deliver the numbers required.

The property it has taken on was formerly occupied by YO! Sushi for several years.

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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