LIFESTYLE OUTLETS WELCOMES FIVE GUYS TO GLOUCESTER QUAYS
Lifestyle Outlets has signed American burger brand Five Guys, famed for its burgers, hot dogs, fries and milkshakes, to join its extensive mix of restaurants in Gloucester Quays.
Founded in Virginia in 1986 and launched into the UK in 2013, the restaurant brand has amassed a loyal fanbase – with superstar fans including Ed Sheeran, Adele and former US President Barack Obama.
The Gloucester Quays store is expected to launch at the end of August creating 35 new positions and offering customers fully customisable burgers and the option to choose from as many of the 15 fresh toppings as they want.
Five Guys prides itself on using high quality, fresh produce all prepared and cooked to order. There are no freezers or microwaves in any Five Guys restaurants.
The new Gloucester Quays restaurant will join two other Five Guys restaurants in the wider region as the brand further extends its footprint and growth across the UK.
Taking a 15-year lease, the restaurant will open in a 2060 sq ft unit at the mall which continues to go from strength-to-strength as it enters its 10th year of trading, welcoming over 7M visitors a year.
Paul Hamilton, Head of Brand at Five Guys said: “Gloucester Quays is a great location to be opening our 95th Five Guys store, with its strong mix of leisure and shopping facilities. The Five Guys Crew look forward to welcoming customers when we open later this month.”
The new signing adds to Gloucester Quays host of leading brands which now includes Hugo Boss, Cath Kidston, Jack Wills, All Saints, Joules, Carluccio’s, Bills and TGI Fridays, and is a testimony to its successful vision and strategy.
Lifestyle Outlets is defying the national retail trend with soaring sales and new store openings. The company has reported a 14% increase in sales, in contrast to slowing high street sales, which rose by only 0.6% according to the British Retail Consortium*.
Jason Pullen, Managing Director at Lifestyle Outlets, comments: “We are excited to welcome Five Guys to Gloucester – the brand has a huge following thanks to its amazing food offering and we’re confident that it will quickly establish itself as a must-visit destination.
“Gloucester Quays continues to thrive thanks to its unique offering within the region combining great brands, attractions and amenities that people want to visit – Five Guys perfectly fits with our ethos as we target further growth and success in 2019.”
For more information, please visit www.lifestyleoutlets.co.uk or www.gloucesterquays.co.uk
NOTES TO EDITORS
Lifestyle Outlets currently has two operational outlets, attracting more than 11 million visitors in the last year and achieving 10% growth in sales. Lowry Outlet, located within MediaCityUK and Gloucester Quays, situated in the City of Gloucester. There is a third site in development, Glasgow Harbour, which is located on the waterfront and adjacent to the West End of the city.
Lowry Outlet is located within MediaCityUK, one of the largest commercial and residential developments in the UK. On Manchester’s waterfront, MediaCityUK is home to the BBC, ITV, Coronation Street, nearly 2000 students and over 25,000 office workers.
Gloucester Quays is a thriving £400m 60-acre development. Located in the City of Gloucester next to the historic docks, museums and Gloucester Cathedral, all within easy reach of the Cotswolds.
Glasgow Harbour will be located on a prime waterfront location overlooking the River Clyde and adjacent to the vibrant West End of the City and with direct access to the metro and overline railway. Overlooking the BBC and (SECC) site directly adjacent to the Riverside Museum.