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Tuesday, December 05, 2023

Students and residents have a new place to get their burger fix as Five Guys Burgers and Fries opened a second restaurant in Gainesville on Tuesday.

The restaurant, located at 4222 NW 16th Blvd., brought in about 500 people and made about $4,000 in sales on its first day. The restaurant did not offer specials, discounts or gimmicks on its opening day.

“We have a good product,” said restaurant manager Brandon Foster. “People get what they pay for. They get a great burger.”

In 25 years, the  burger chain has expanded to more than 750 locations in 40 states and in four Canadian provinces.

Foster said the chain has plans to grow even more.

“We are not going to stop with this store,” he said. According to the restaurant’s website, 200 restaurants are planned to open this year.

Foster said customers have been stopping by the restaurant days before the grand opening constantly asking when it would open.

“Customers are ecstatic,”  he said. “I don’t think they could be any happier.”

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