Five Guys started out in Arlington, Virginia back in 1986 when Jerry and Janie Murrell offered sage advice to their young sons: “Start a business or go to college”. The business route won and the Murrell family opened their first burger joint named, simply, Five Guys – after the five brothers.
The formula was as uncomplicated as it comes. Burgers and fries – cooked to perfection – and that’s it. But what a formula it turned out to be!
Jerry’s philosophy was simple: “To perfect and serve. That’s the principle that has brought us so far. It’s the promise we make every day to our customers who count on us to keep delivering the food and experience they love”.
Ever-passionate about Five Guys, the Murrell Family members still meet every Tuesday and all continue to play key roles in the business; each contributing their finely-honed skills and expertise.
No freezers. No microwaves. No timers. No can-openers.