Five Guys Burgers and Fries, the hurricane and earthquake-ravaged East Coast’s attempt at being In-N-Out, is invading the turf of its inspiration, with a location in Culver City and one coming to Downtown (there were reports earlier this year that a franchise was coming to Westwood, but that is not listed in its website).
What is listed as “coming soon,” however, is a restaurant at 5550 Wilshire, the relatively new art decoish condo-turned-luxury-rental building on Miracle Mile.
In response to a question from a concerned eater, Five Guys tweeted on August 3:
We hope to open Five Guys on Wilshire Blvd in L.A. this fall!
That looks to be an ambitious timetable. No construction work has begun — not even a “coming soon” sign.
If it does happen, that building would be a haven for higher quality fast food. Chipotle opened last year, and Ono Hawaiian BBQ just put up its sign last week and looks set to open very soon.
Five Guys would be a good addition to the neighborhood. Quick food choices are somewhat limited on that end of Miracle Mile, unless you are fans of Subway or Quiznos, or Jack-in-the-Box or Burger King on the other side of La Brea. Many are not.