For hamburger aficionados hungering for gourmet beef chains to arrive in New Mexico, the wait is over. Five Guys Burgers and Fries, a fixture on the East Coast, is invading the Land of Enchantment with 15 restaurants over the next five years.
Virginia-based Five Guys has sold New Mexico franchise rights to David and Alan Jaffa. The two will open their first location in Holly Plaza, a Daskalos Properties shopping center between San Pedro and Louisiana boulevards on Paseo del Norte.
Representing the Jaffas are real estate agents and restaurant specialists Brett Hills and David Fite of Maestas & Ward Commercial Real Estate. They are looking for “A-plus” shopping center locations in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Las Cruces for Five Guys.