BIZNOTE FOLLOWUP: Here’s when Five Guys plans to open in Westwood

(WSB photo, last month)

Last month – one year after we first told you that the burger chain Five Guys was taking over the ex-Payless spot on the south side of Westwood Village – the company told us it hoped to open “end of July.” With just days left in the month, we checked back today – and a company spokesperson tells us they do have a “projected opening date” for the Westwood location: This Saturday, July 29th. Hours will be 11 am-10 pm, seven days a week.

12 Replies to "BIZNOTE FOLLOWUP: Here's when Five Guys plans to open in Westwood"

  • Patrick July 27, 2023 (8:21 pm)

    I just lost over 75lbs in the last couple years and have started to replace my wardrobe.… I’ll stop doing that.

    • Hilary July 31, 2023 (9:08 am)

      lol – same sentiment here. The bus stop just before my bus stop is right there and it’s not THAT bad of a walk from Westwood…

  • Me again July 27, 2023 (8:32 pm)

    Yea!!! This is the best news.  Westwood is a wasteland for food😃

    • N in Seattle July 28, 2023 (2:26 am)

      Then Five Guys will fit right in. “Nothing special” would be a compliment.

  • Yours Truly July 27, 2023 (10:35 pm)

    Priced  it online and figure will pay about $25 for a burger fries and shake. Costly, but will try it. And if really like it will go back. 

    • SlimJim July 28, 2023 (8:52 am)

      Tried it many times. They’re reasonably good but definitely too expensive. FYI, the cheeseburger usually comes with two patties unless you specifically ask for just one.

    • Alki resident July 28, 2023 (1:10 pm)

      It’s well worth it. They give you a ton of extra fries. No need to have a fry per person. Their shakes are great

    • East Coast Cynic July 29, 2023 (10:54 am)

      I can get two charburgers with double patties at Habit burger for just 3 dollars more than a hamburger or a cheeseburger at Five Guys.  I may not choose to kick the habit.

  • anonyme July 28, 2023 (6:40 am)

    It’s got to be a better experience than McDonald’s.  The new kiosk system at McD’s is ridiculous; the menu is non-intuitive, and it actually takes longer than it used to take to go through the line and order from an employee.  And then there is the ‘dining’ experience…Five Guys may be on to something by setting up next door.

  • WW Resident July 30, 2023 (9:38 am)

    What a joke. 3 regular fries, 3 milk shakes, 2 cheeseburgers, 1 kid’s cheeseburger came to a total of $80.94. Laughed when told the total and left. It wasn’t even busy for their grand opening. Be surprised if they last

    • Haha July 30, 2023 (11:16 pm)

      They are a national chain with a big following… they will last. 

      • WW Resident July 31, 2023 (4:54 am)

        I know what they are. I’m saying I’ll be surprised if they last in Westwood Village as even their grand opening day, which usually has lines of people out the door for well liked restaurants and other food businesses before settling down to reality, was rather unimpressive. Barely anyone in there and I went straight to the counter with no line. Not the right neighborhood. But you maybe right if we go off stats with Americans and credit card debt and how little people have in their bank accounts because of poor financial choices, Five Guys might make it there. But since I pay my credit card off every month for the airline miles and have plenty of money in the bank, they’ll never see a dime from me. They’re not that good

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