A Five Guys restaurant is set to open in the old Grevey’s spot, in the Yorktown Shopping Center in Merrifield, in late July or early August. Grevey’s, the popular sports bar that had been in the Yorktown Shopping Center for 37 years, closed in December.
|Former Washington Bullet Kevin Grevey opened a restaurant here in 1979.|
This restaurant is actually a relocation of the Five Guys, now closed, that used to be across the street at 2960 Gallows Road
The new restaurant will be 5,646 square feet, which is more than double the size of the average Five Guys, Lewis says. There are Five Guys that are that big or bigger; the one in Old Town is 5,900 square feet.
Some staff positions have already been filled. The restaurant expects to hire additional staff for management and crew positions in July. Applications can be submitted online.
The first Five Guys, a carryout burger joint, was opened, in Arlington in 1986 by Jerry and Janie Murrell and their four sons. In 2003 they began offering franchise opportunities, and there are now more than 1,500 locations worldwide, with another 1,500 in development.
A Five Guys opened in March in the Willston Center in Seven Corners, and another one is projected to open at 3541 S. Jefferson St., Bailey’s Crossroads, in May 2018.