If you ask us, our food here in Ireland is neither fast enough nor food enough, and so we need more fast food to shovel in to our mouths.
Thankfully, Five Guys Burgers and Fries is making the trip from all the way over in the US of A to this side of the Atlantic, courtesy of Dermot Desmond's sons, who plan to open a number of locations, starting in Dublin before expanding to Cork, Limerick and Galway.
The restaurant serves burgers and fries (as you may have guessed from the name) and not much else, but stating that they're different because none of their ingredients are frozen and everything is made fresh on the premises that day. You can customise your burger with bacon, cheese and the works, up to a staggering 250,000 combinations, according to their website. They also serve hotdogs, grilled cheese and vegetable sandwiches and some restaurants also have a sort of breakfast roll thing served on their signature buns, which are said to be sweeter than others.
Five Guys had been a small operation run by Jerry and Janie Murrell and their four sons, but they began franchising in 2013 and now have well over 300 outlets across the states. The rights to the franchise here in Ireland have been secured by Brett, Ross and Derry Desmond, the sons of Dermot Desmond. They plan to have two locations in the city centre of Dublin, with three more around the M50, and will then expand throughout the rest of the country.