Five Guys has been named the number one fast food chain in the UK in a new poll. The burger chain, which opened its first UK restaurant in 2015, fought off strong competition from more established eateries including Nando's, McDonalds, KFC and Burger King to earn the title of the UK's favourite burger chain from Market Force Information.
However it was a very close victory - following hot on the heels of the US burger restaurant was Nando's, the Afro-Portugese inspired chain that has won a legion of fans including Prince Harry and Kanye West, who tucked into a burger and fries at the restaurant before performing at the BRIT Awards in 2015.
Mollie King is one of Five Guys' celebrity fans
For its part, Five Guys has its own collection of celebrity fans including former US President Barack Obama, Ed Sheeran, Tom Hardy, Mollie King and HELLO! Online blogger Vogue Williams, who have all been spotted tucking into burgers at the chain. Its loyal customers voted Five Guys top in four out of eight categories, including food quality, speed of service, overall cleanliness and staff friendliness.
It also came second in the categories for healthy options, curb appeal and atmosphere. John Eckbert, Five Guys UK CEO said: "We're thrilled that Five Guys has ranked so highly across all of the categories and the British love affair with our burgers and fries has remained year-on-year.
Kanye West is a fan of Nando's, which has been voted the UK's second favourite fast food chain
"Five Guys was built on a couple of very simple principals: cook perfect burgers and fries, keep our restaurants unbelievably clean and take care of customers who come into our restaurants. When we launched back in 2013, we were the favourite American burger in the US, and we are now the UK’s favourite American burger!"
According to the research, the top five burger chains in the UK are as follows:
- Five Guys
- Burger King
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