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Parisians Line Up for a Taste of Five Guys' American Burgers

Very long lines for Five Guys’ newest location on Champs-Élysées

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Hamburgers are continuing to win hearts and minds in France where approximately 75 percent of the country’s restaurants serve the American classic on their menu. According to The Local, burger chain Five Guys has now debuted its largest restaurant ever in Paris.

The massive restaurant arrived along Champs-Élysées — a world-famous tourist draw home to the Arc de Triomphe and all kinds of luxury shops — last week not far from what happens to be McDonald’s most lucrative location in the world. At 1,200-square-feet spanning five floors, this Five Guys features two kitchens and a terrace. Despite the extra leg room, the Champs-Élysées opening still attracted long lines winding out the door.

This is the second restaurant for Five Guys in France. The long-anticipated overseas expansion finally debuted over the summer in the Parisian neighborhood of Bercy Village, and a third is expected to open at the Gare du Nord station in 2017. Depending on the success of the first three restaurants, Five Guys is aiming to launch approximately 40 locations in France.

US Fast Food Giant Opens Burger Battle With 'McDo' on Champs-Elysées [The Local]
Le Tables Have Le Turned, as Le Burger Becomes Top-Selling Dish in France [E]
All France Coverage [E]

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