Lindsay Saewitz, NBC Chicago Street Team
There’s a food revival on Clark and Fullerton, and next to the scene is burger joint Five Guys, which has moved in to the former Ritz Camera spot. What started as a family owned restaurant in Arlington, VA is now a cult-followed national chain with over 300 locations in 25 states. Currently there are four Five Guys locations in Illinois with locations also opening soon in Orland Park and Bloomingdale.
Five Guys is known for its fresh, made-to-order burgers, unlimited toppings such as grilled mushrooms and jalapeno peppers, and overflowing bags of fresh-cut french fries. As if that wasn’t enough, you can also snack on peanuts while you wait for your burger which is being made right in front of you.
Fun Facts about Five Guys:
- There are no freezers in Five Guys restaurants – they only use fresh beef!
- They only use peanut oil
- According to a recent Wall Street Journal report, President Obama enjoys his Five Guys cheeseburger with lettuce, tomato, jalapeno peppers and mustard
Five Guys in Lincoln Park is scheduled to open on Monday, July 27th.
2368 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614