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Five Guys, Shake Shack Launch UK Operations, Trigger Burger War In The Country

June 24, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
U.S.-based burger restaurant chains Five Guys and Shake Shack are launching their business in the UK with the July 4, 2013, opening of their respective first stores in Covent Garden in London. Setting up to compete with local burger chains, such as Byron, with each other and with industry giants, such as McDonald’s and Burger King, the companies plan to expand across the country. Carphone Warehouse Group PLC founder Charles Dunstone owns 50 percent of Five Guys’ UK business.
Richard Vines , "Burger War as Five Guys, Shake Shack to Open in London", Bloomberg, June 24, 2013, © Bloomberg L.P.
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