Wednesday, August 7, 2019

[UPDATE] Five Guys Muscles into East Cobb

Five Guys Burgers & Fries is looking to open in the former Del Taco restaurant in an outparcel of East Cobb Crossing shopping center on Roswell Road in East Cobb.  East Cobb News first published plans for the restaurant which we'd heard was in the works last month, but for which we had not yet gotten confirmation.  The Lorton, Virginia-based restaurant has submitted plans to Cobb County that will soon be reviewed by the Cobb Board of Commissioners.  The burger chain is not looking to make any significant changes to the property, instead they are seeking permission to continue with certain signage and design variances previously granted to Del Taco.  


The Del Taco restaurant opened in spring 2015 and quietly closed last July.  Despite the closure in East Cobb, Del Taco continues to grow in metro Atlanta including a recently announced location in Tucker where they will open in place of a former Pollo Tropical restaurant.  

For it's part, Five Guys, which already has about two dozen locations spread across metro Atlanta, has been ramping up expansion a few years after closing several locations.  The chain closed units in Lindbergh, Chastain Park and Dunwoody, but has more recently closed select locations to relocate them to better, more visible, and accessible locations. 

That said, a large portion of the former Del Taco drive-thru lane, will, according to plans, be converted in patio seating with at least three large tables, rather than being used for its intended purpose.  

Despite other fast casual chains like Panera, Chipotle and Jason's Deli experimenting with drive-thrus at some of their restaurants, Five Guys seems intent on not adding the functionality.    

Are you excited for the opening of Five Guys in East Cobb?  What is your favorite burger joint?  Where else would you like to see Five Guys open in metro Atlanta?

Please share your thoughts below  

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Daaaaaaaaaamn!!!! Fat 5 guys ... Nasty, greasy, disgusting and overrated Burgers! Can't wait for it to fail! Please bring in Burger King instead. it's ridiculous that the five fat guys don't take advantage of the drive-Thru!

Thank you, NEXT!

Anonymous said...

I can't stand 5 guys. the final time I ate there I looked at the garbage bag of fries and noticed the grease ring at the bottom and on the side of the bag! It made me ill!! I can't believe I put that in my body! When I lifted the garbage bag of fries I saw the grease on the table and said never again. Gross!

Anonymous said...

Oh why!!!!! I'd rather see they put a Red Robbin, Freddy's or Culver's instead. They offer better burgers better options and better value than five guys. More satisfaction. And they intended to not test the drive Thur is just stupid! Can't wait to see what replaces them in a few years! Lol

Anonymous said...

Far too many FREE burger toppings. They don't all fit.

Anonymous said...

Someone sure doesn't like Five Guys - enough to write three straight negative posts. Did you get fired from there or something? I'm not a huge fan of the chain and think Cheeseburger Bobby's is better in the arena of inexpensive burger options.

Irish Koi said...

Happy to have them, but not having a drive thru is a mistake! We need a drive thru for handicapped people.

Irish Koi said...

Agree about drive thru!

Anonymous said...

Omg hate 5guys!

Anonymous said...

@ 9:05 (et al) you sound like the kind of serial commenter that needs the exercise. Burger King?

Bless your unhealthy heart!

Anonymous said...

August 9, 2019 at 11:09 AM - have you been to 5 guys? Talk about unhealthy ... That restaurant is full of grease.

Anonymous said...

Five guys is AWESOME!

Anonymous said...

5Guys rules .

Anonymous said...

5Guys rules .

Unknown said...

Let's be honest with ourselves, any fast food restaurant you visit is going to have greasy, unhealthy food; however, I really don't think most people are trying to eat healthy when they visit a fast food restaurant. So whether it's 5 Guys, Burger Kind, Freddy's, etc. they're all going to have greasy unhealthy food. Sometimes that's just what you want though.

abella danger said...

alright your little shits; stop dissing five guys. five guys has the best burgers and fries and all you’re concerned abt is the grease. you’re prob 260lbs and pretend like you don’t eat out of the mcdonalds toilet hourly. shut up or i’ll send five guys after your mom

Anonymous said...

My family loves Five Guys! Can't wait.

165lbs Skadoosh said...

Glad to have ‘em.

Steve K said...

LOVE IT - Can't wait - Opening next Monday Sept 14th, 2020 !!

We love Five Guys !!

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