Update: February 12 at 3:30 p.m.
According to the Five Guys general manager, the location is not scheduled to open until March 2. The restaurant is still under construction and currently hiring.
Five Guys restaurant opens Feb 12. on Foothill Blvd. The new restaurant will open where The Shack sold burgers until closing in 2014.
Five Guys is a restaurant chain known for its burgers, hot dogs and milkshakes. According to the Five Guys website, there are nearly 1,500 Five Guys worldwide and another 1,500 in development.
Another Five Guys opened in Arroyo Grande in 2017.
“Coming from a large metropolitan area like Los Angeles, there is a lack in the variety of food options here in [San Luis Obispo],” mathematics sophomore Aaron Lay said. “And having more variety, especially chain restaurants from back home is very comforting.”
This will also be an opportunity for students who come from out of state to try the famous restaurant.
“I’ve heard of Five Guys when I’ve gone to [Los Angeles]. and I’ve heard great things about it, but being from northern California and Arizona, I’ve never had it before,” graphic communications sophomore Ren Blanding said.