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Heard a rumor that 5 Guys in the mall was closing. Wondering if there is anything to this or if it is just a rumour?
Edited by admin, 2017-07-12 08:32:56. Reason: title
There were some questions that came up a few months ago when the re-development map for the mall didn't show 5 Guys at their current location: https://shoppersmallbrandon.com/redevelopment/
When I spoke with mall management at that time I was told that 5 Guys would be re-locating elsewhere within the mall. I'd start by assuming thats still the case, I'll see if there's an update.
The mall has confirmed the July 30 date for closure.
We loved how generous they were with the fries. You could order a small and have enough for everyone... and kiddo loved the peanuts! Unfortunately for us after the initial excitement wore off we found the burgers priced high enough that we'd trend toward a regular restaurant with our bigger spends. For a trip down memory lane, a look back at the thread when they were opening what was Canada's first location. 7 years from lined out the door euphoria to closure https://www.ebrandon.ca/messagethread.aspx?message_id=255028&cat_id=7
Why is Five Guys closing their doors grrrrrrr? We enjoy eating their hamburgers & fries....they are so tasty....I don't understand it....they always seem to be busy....I would rather eat their food than the Swiss Chalet/Harvey's that they are opening. I had a Harvey's hamburger at the Wpg. Airport and I was not impressed....it was horrible!
Just an assumption but I'd say that if in fact they arent re-opening anywhere in Brandon, the place probably wasnt doing as well as they'd need it to to justify being here. Also can't overlook how much the local restaurant industry could change almost overnight when these four new brands are dropped into the market. Thats a lot of tables and meals that are likely coming at someone else's expense unless the thought is that more restaurants equals people increasing how many times they eat out? In my experience airport food isn't always the best indication of what a franchise can do, hopefully Harveys is able to help fill the void!
FWIW I haven't been able to confirm authenticity of the source on this one because of what sounds like a holiday, but I've received a message on behalf of Five Guys that cites only mall renovations as the reason for closure and indicates that "sales have been on a steady incline, and better then ever before." There just is no longer a space at the mall that suits their needs. I'm hoping to connect with them further in the coming days to verify and understand if they still intend to search for a location elsewhere in Brandon in the future, or if it is in fact Mall or bust.
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