Monday, October 29, 2012

Five Guys Burgers and Fries Is Opening in Waltham

A chain of rapidly expanding burger places continues to expand through the Boston area, with a new location planned for a western suburb of the city, though it could be awhile before it opens due to issues with parking and a special permit that is needed.

An article in Wicked Local Waltham indicates that Five Guys Burgers and Fries is planning to open in Waltham, though there is some controversy about parking spaces on the stretch of Main Street where the new burger spot will open. The article states that the owner of Cafe Angelinos says the development of the upcoming Five Guys has resulted in fewer parking spaces, and he has taken up the issue with the city of Waltham. Reps for Five Five Guys (along with the developer) are seeking a special permit for the proposed dining spot, but the permit has been delayed, so it is not known when the new Five Guys could be opening.

[April 8, 2013 update: A new article in Wicked Local Waltham states that the opening of Five Guys could be delayed further, as the Law Department is requesting more information from the developers of both Five Guys and Panera (which is also hoping to open in the space) on seating and "open floor information" in order to decide whether there would be enough parking available.]

[April 23, 2013 update: The Waltham Patch is reporting that Five Guys has the green light to move ahead, as the Waltham City Council approved special permits that will allow the developer to reduce the number of parking spaces that are required for Five Guys, Panera, and Chipotle, all of which plan to open at the site.]

[September 9, 2013 update: A recent article in the Waltham News Tribune mentions that the new Five Guys in Waltham is now planning to open by the middle of October.]

[November 3, 2013 update: A Twitter post sent to us indicates that the new Five Guys in Waltham is now open (this has also been confirmed by the restaurant's website).]

Boston-area locations of Five Guys Burgers and Fries can be found in Burlington, Canton, Chelsea, Dedham, Foxborough, Framingham, Gloucester, Hanover, Marlborough, Medford, Natick, Peabody, Randolph, Saugus, Stoneham, Swampscott, and Walpole. New locations are also planned for Boston (downtown and near Northeastern) as well as Braintree.

The address for this new location of Five Guys is 1030 Main Street, Waltham, MA, 02451. The the website for the burger chain is at

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Blogger Pam said...

Isn't the Five Guys going into the new strip mall? Why would that mess with parking (there's a huge lot in front of the area)?

9:33 AM  
Blogger Marc said...

It sounds like the parking issue has more to do with the ongoing development of Five Guys itself, as construction is apparently causing parking to be an issue during the development process.

9:54 AM  

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