West Lothian gets new Five Guys as fast food outlet opens in shopping complex

By Abbie Meehan

Iconic American-style restaurant Five Guys, has opened a new restaurant at The Centre in Livingston, West Lothian, creating 42 new jobs in the local community.

The new 82-seater site, spanning 3,700 sq. ft located on the bustling Almondvale Avenue opened on September 13, bringing the brand’s fast-growing portfolio in Scotland to a total of 12 restaurants.

Founded in Virginia in 1986 and launched in the UK in 2013 in London’s Covent Garden, the restaurant brand has amassed a loyal fanbase – with superstar fans including Ed Sheeran, Mollie King and Maya Jama.

Visitors to the shopping centre can now enjoy their famous freshly made burgers, made from Scottish Beef, as well as hotdogs, fries, milkshakes and bottomless soft drinks.

They will also be able to enjoy the 250,000 possible burger order combinations, as well as the over 1,000 possible ways to customise a milkshake at the new site.

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Five Guys prides itself on using high-quality, fresh produce prepared and cooked to order. There are no freezers or microwaves in any Five Guys restaurants.

Pic Greg Macvean 13/09/2021 - The Centre, Livingston Five Guys opens at The Centre, Livingston (Greg Macvean Photography)

Patrick Robbertze, Centre Director at The Centre, Livingston, said: "We are delighted to welcome the famous Five Guys restaurant chain to The Centre, Livingston and the creation of 42 new jobs in the community.

“It’s a fantastic addition to our existing food offering and we’re confident our shoppers will love it!”

Paul Hamilton, Brand and Customer Director at Five Guys, added: “The Five Guys crew are excited to welcome The Centre, Livingston visitors to enjoy fresh, quality and fully customisable burgers at our new restaurant.

"At Five Guys we are passionate about burgers, fries and people and we are thrilled to be bringing the UK’s favourite burgers to the heart of Livingston, as well as creating opportunities for the local community to join our energetic crew.”

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