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Five Guys burger chain arrives on the Costa del Sol this week

The CEO of Five Guys in Spain, Daniel Agromayor, outside the new restaurant at the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet.
The CEO of Five Guys in Spain, Daniel Agromayor, outside the new restaurant at the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet.
  • The American company, known for being Barack Obama's favourite burger restaurant, opens its first establishment in Malaga province on the Plaza Mayor retail park

'Burgerlovers' on the Costa del Sol will soon have a new place to try out in Malaga. The Five Guys chain, the favourite hamburger restaurant of former US President Barack Obama, will open its first establishment in the province this Friday, 13 August.

It will be at the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet, the luxury brand centre located next to the Plaza Mayor retail park. And, from there, they intend to captivate locals and visitors with their 'better burger' concept, a hamburger made only with fresh ingredients, cut by hand, not frozen and prepared in a kitchen open to public view. And with a background of rock and roll music.

Preparations for the opening are being finalised in the 350 square metre premises, of which 180 are terraces, which will have a staff of 35 employees.

“We had been waiting for this moment for a long time. We are especially excited to arrive in a city like Malaga”, says the general director of the chain in Spain and Portugal, Daniel Agromayor, who expects that Five Guys will continue its expansion throughout the province.

“This province is suitable for several restaurants, but we are not in a rush. The challenge right now is this restaurant and working to make it a success,” says Agromayor as he oversees how cooks receive the latest advice on preparing signature hamburgers, which can be combined with 15 different toppings at no added cost.

With the opening in Malaga, there are now four Five Guys establishments in Andalucía with the two in Seville and one in Granada. At the national level, it is the 20th since the first in the country opened on Madrid's Gran Vía in 2016. "Five years later and there are still people queuing to enter," boasts Agromayor.