Five Guys to Open its First Branch in Prague

The renowned American fast-food chain Five Guys is set to expand into the Czech Republic. The chain is known for its focus on burgers loaded with meat but also for slightly higher prices. The first branch is expected to open on Národní Street in Prague next year.

Following the November opening of the first Popeyes fast-food branch, which brought Louisiana’s chicken specialties to the Czech Republic and surprisingly still has queues at Wenceslas Square in the metropolis, Five Guys will be next. The chain primarily focuses on burgers, fries, and milkshakes.

The burgers, advertised as being free of preservatives and artificial additives in the meat, cost about 250 Czech koruna in conversion. However, it remains a question of how the company will set prices against competitors in the Czech Republic.

Since the opening of the first Five Guys restaurant in Arlington, Virginia, in 1986, the brand has expanded worldwide. It operates with more than 1,800 branches, which are also located in Asia, Australia, and several European countries, including Germany and Austria. Now, it’s finally the Czech Republic’s turn.

“Prepare for a spicy 2024, when we open new branches in Austria and start the premiere in Prague,” stated Petros Stathis, the director of Monterock company, which owns the franchise rights of Five Guys, on LinkedIn. According to Hospodářské noviny, which was the first to report the news, the debut restaurant will be located in the Máj department store on Národní Street in Prague, which is currently undergoing major reconstruction. The completion of the reconstruction is expected during the second or third quarter of next year. After that, the second Popeyes branch in Prague should appear in May.