Five Guys moving HQ to Alexandria
Family-owned burger business leaving Lorton
Five Guys Enterprises LLC is moving its corporate headquarters from southern Fairfax County to Alexandria this month, a spokesperson confirmed Friday. The new main office for the family-owned hamburger chain will be in leased space at 1940 Duke St., starting July 17.
Friday was the company’s last day at its Lorton headquarters at 10718 Richmond Highway, which Five Guys leased in 2012. The new headquarters, with 39,673 square feet, will be on the fifth floor of the 220,000-square-foot Carlyle Crescent building. The building is owned by I&G Direct Real Estate 25 LP and is assessed at $59.8 million, according to Alexandria property records. JLL handles leasing for the building.
Five Guys was founded in 1986 by CEO Jerry Murrell, whose five sons joined the business, which started with a single burger shop in Arlington. After 27 years of regional success, Five Guys began offering franchises in 2003, and in less than two years, the company sold more than 300 franchises. Today, there are approximately 1,700 Five Guys locations worldwide with 20,000 employees. According to the company, there are approximately 600 employees in Virginia.