Five Guys restaurant will bring 50 jobs to Aiken

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Five Guys Burgers and Fries is opening its second restaurant in the local market.

The restaurant will open in the former Shoney's building at 1909 Whiskey Road in Aiken in mid- to late July, said franchise owner Rodney Moss.

Renovations will start in the next few weeks, Moss said. The restaurant will share the 3,200-square-foot building with another tenant.

The local franchise owners of Einstein Bros. Bagels are in discussions with the owner of the former Shoney's restaurant, said attorney Roger Weiss.

"That's certainly a location that we're interested in. We haven't been able to commit to it, and we cannot commit to it until we get some other issues resolved," Weiss said.

Five Guys Burgers will hire 50 people, including cashiers, cooks and assistant managers, Moss said.

"It's directly on Whiskey Road. The visibility is great. It's got enough parking for us. We're right there in the middle of Aiken," Moss said.

Moss and his wife have the franchise rights to open five Five Guys restaurants in the Augusta-Aiken market. They opened their first in March 2009 at 2805 Washington Road in Augusta.

The Mosses are also scouting for locations in Evans, south Augusta and Grovetown.

The Aiken restaurant will have indoor and patio dining areas, and will seat about 100 people.

Einstein Bros. Bagels also has an Augusta location, 2807 Washington Road, which opened in March 2009. Franchise owners Wendy Steele and Stuart Gertman plan to open three restaurants in the Augusta-Aiken market.

"We are definitely planning on opening in Aiken. There's been some delays for a number of reasons. We're very excited about being there. It's still on our radar," Weiss said.

Hungry for a job?

Those interested in applying for a job with Five Guys Burgers and Fries in Aiken should e-mail their contact information to fiveguysaiken@bellsouth.net. A restaurant representative will contact all job applicants.

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countyman
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countyman 05/13/10 - 05:33 pm
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Five guys wants to open five

Five guys wants to open five locations in the metro. West Augusta and Aiken only leaves three more locations...

I understand Five guys looking at South Augusta and Evans. They're both a good distance away from their other locations. But I'm surprise they're looking at Grovetown over Martinez. I guess Martinez being between the West Augusta and future Evans location hurts it. While Grovetown is a city further away from their other locations...

Nightwing
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Nightwing 05/13/10 - 06:19 pm
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I have tried 5 guys only

I have tried 5 guys only twice and was not that impressed and thought over priced.

BuckeyeInGA
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BuckeyeInGA 05/13/10 - 06:27 pm
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Phil Mickelson likes Five

Phil Mickelson likes Five Guys so much that he has purchased the rights for half a dozen Five Guys restaurants in his native California!

Nightwing
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Nightwing 05/13/10 - 09:14 pm
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Best burger for the money is

Best burger for the money is at Red Robin

HungryinNorthAugusta
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HungryinNorthAugusta 05/13/10 - 09:25 pm
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Why is it no one wants to put

Why is it no one wants to put a restaurant in North Augusta? We eat too but would like to stay on this side of the river.

Just My Opinion
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Just My Opinion 05/13/10 - 10:10 pm
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Nightwing, you probably

Nightwing, you probably haven't ever had a burger from HulaDawgs in Grovetown! They are the BEST! My family just loves them. We need a HulaDawgs and an Einstein Bagels in Evans. Actually, maybe we don't need them here, because I'd be even fatter than I already am!!! Oh, and as long as I'm wishing, we need a Krispy Kreme here in Evans also. 5 Guys is okay..not worth my drive out from Evans to the Augusta location. We'd go if they were in Evans, though. Dang!!...rereading my post, it sounds like we go out to eat an awful lot and each of us must have clogged arteries! I think I'm going to put down this bowl of ice cream and go to bed! (Just kidding!)

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PhiloPublius 05/13/10 - 10:51 pm
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..."Best burger for the money

..."Best burger for the money is at Red Robin"

Red Robin is overpriced and has **horrible** service! Which seems to be a A sad trend in this area.

If I had a dollar for every time I had bad service or was told a store was closing 15 minutes before the posted time on the door, I would be a rich person.

One of the few places you can go where management cares about serving the customers is at Dino's Chicago Express.

If you want to sit with screaming kids and loud music and get bad service, go to Red Robin.

~Jeremy - North Augusta

Nat the Cat
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Nat the Cat 05/14/10 - 01:31 am
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Who are those guys?

Who are those guys?

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oneofthefrontrowgang 05/14/10 - 10:34 am
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nightwing: You live a very

nightwing:
You live a very sheltered life if you think Red Robin is the best. It is overpriced. Try the burgers at THE SPOTRSCENTER on Broad Street and you will never never ever go to Red Robin again.

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boilers 05/14/10 - 01:45 pm
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I honestly cannot think of 1

I honestly cannot think of 1 restaurant in the CSRA that I would consider 'overpriced'. I think if you feel Red Robin is overpriced you need to travel more often.

Nightwing
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Nightwing 05/14/10 - 08:53 pm
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The Sportcenter on Broad

The Sportcenter on Broad indeedd have the best burgers around, however to far of a drive just for a burger. Will try huladawg next time out in Grovetown.

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