Five Guys Burgers & Fries franchise owner Wayne Sheffield says he plans to open a second Spokane-area outlet of the Lorton, Va.-based chain in March and also is looking for a location here to open a third restaurant.
Sheffield, of Brunswick, Ga., says he has leased for his second location 2,700 square feet of floor space at 10 N. Sullivan, in Spokane Valley, that a Hollywood Video store formerly occupied. That space is in part of a retail building at the northeast corner of Sprague Avenue and Sullivan Road that also houses a Petco Animal Supply Stores Inc. outlet.
Sheffield says the space will be remodeled to meet Five Guys' design specifications, although a contractor hasn't been selected yet to do that work. The restaurant there will employ 30 to 40 people, most of them in part-time positions, he says.
Sheffield, who owns the Five Guys franchise rights in most of Eastern Washington and all of Montana, says he's looking for a North Side location on or near Division Street for a third Spokane-area outlet.
He opened the first Five Guys restaurant here in September, at 2525 E. 29th, in the Lincoln Heights neighborhood on the South Hill.
The Spokane Valley restaurant will be the fourth overall in either Eastern Washington or Montana for Sheffield. He opened his first two outlets in the franchise territory in Montana last year, with one in Kalispell and the other in Missoula. He says his plans include opening another outlet in Montana and Eastern Washington outlets in the Tri-Cities, Yakima, and Walla Walla, and he hopes to own 15 restaurants eventually.
Five Guys specializes in hamburgers served with a variety of toppings and condiments and fresh-cut fries. The burgers are made from fresh American beef, and the restaurants have no automated equipment, freezers, or microwave ovens, he says.
Chad Carper and Jim Quigley, both of Spokane-based Kiemle & Hagood Co., handled the lease of the Spokane Valley site.
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