Five Guys to open Fayetteville location

(Eliot Blondet/Sipa USA via AP)

A restaurant chain specializing in burgers and fresh cut fries will soon expand to Fayetteville.

Washington DC-based Five Guys is renovating a space at 1229 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., in the former laundromat space next to 7Brew in the Arena Village Shopping Center.

Five Guys opened its first location in Arlington, Va. in 1986. The company opened its first franchise locations in 2002, and has been rapidly expanding ever since. Five Guys currently operates more than 1,700 locations in North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, with another 1,500 currently in development.

The restaurant’s menu focuses on a simple menu of burgers, sandwiches, hot dogs, shakes, and fries.

The company currently operates locations in Bentonville and Rogers, and has a total of seven restaurants in Arkansas.

A company spokesperson said the new location is tentatively slated for a late June opening if all goes well with construction.

Future home of Five Guys in Fayetteville (Flyer photo)