Five Guys Burgers Launching In Dayton
It was during a golf trip to South Carolina more than a year ago that Chris Mastin got his first taste of the Five Guys Burgers and Fries fast-casual restaurant.
“It was, bar none, the best burger and fries I’ve had,” Mastin said.
Good enough that he and a handful of other investors, whom he declined to name, have decided to bring the concept to Dayton.
Mastin’s group inked a franchise agreement with the Virginia-based restaurant chain about six months ago. The agreement covers not only Dayton, but also Chillicothe and Ashland in Ohio, as well as Richmond, Ind., said Mastin, a former vice president with Ladd Industries.
But in the near term, the group will focus on Dayton.
The first Five Guys restaurant, at 1057 Miamisburg-Centerville Road, will launch Oct. 19, Mastin said.
The group also wants to open another store in Beavercreek, preferably this year, and they have begun scouting locations there, he said. Further plans call for them to add a third location near the University of Dayton.
Each store will employ 25.
The eatery’s stripped-down menu includes burgers and hotdogs, veggie and grilled-cheese sandwiches and, of course, fries. Toppings, which are free, range from ketchup and mustard to jalapeno peppers. The average check for a meal of a single-patty hamburger, fries and a drink, weighs in at $8.75.