Following the opening of Shake Shack in the IFC Mall earlier this year, we’re now getting news that another one of America’s cult favorite burger chains, Five Guys, is coming to Hong Kong, too.
Eagle-eyed netizens spotted the burger joint’s construction project boarded up on Wan Chai’s Johnston Road, next to British gastropub The Pawn, and underneath Michelin-star marvel Bo Innovation.
A Facebook page, and a local brand website are up and running, but any information beyond that is still scarce. No word yet on whether the so-called “secret menu” options will also be available here, or if they’ve got any Hong Kong-specific foods in the pipeline.
Five Guys have confirmed that the Hong Kong-based burger joint is expected to open its doors this winter.
Five Guys opened its first shop in the state of Virginia in 1986 and has since spread across the United States, plus Canada, western Europe, and the Middle East.
Since the chain initially experienced its greatest growth on the Eastern seaboard, Five Guys’ diehard fans often identify their loyalty to the brand with a sense of regional pride. Not surprising, then, that In N’ Out — often considered the West Coast equivalent — often gets pitted against Five Guys, and the Internet can become a pretty heated space when one side declares one brand’s burgers and fries better than the other.
We’re burger-inclusive. Come one, come all, we say.
Correction: An earlier version of this article failed to credit Michael Wai for the lead photo. He has graciously granted permission to use it. The original shot can be found on his FB page here: www.facebook.com/michaelwai/posts/10155270967697924.