Five Guys Burger

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Five Guys Burgers and fries: Ingredients for success

To: Dr. Maggie Sizer

Contemporary Business

Due Date: 01/21/2013

The purpose of analyzing the success story of Five Guys burger is to examine the milestones covered by Five Guys to establish the successful business in private enterprise system. The perfect business plan that Five Guys has includes drivers of change on the system, the ethical and social responsibilities that Five Guys developed towards its employees. Furthermore, a unique strategy of marketing “word of mouth” which helped Five Guys in establishing more than 1000 outlets across the nation instead of spending millions of dollar in advertisement. Overall, this case study helps how an entrepreneur
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"We 're the only burger chain that doesn 't have milkshakes. But we couldn 't possibly have a milkshake that comes of out of the machine" Jerry says (Roger, Y, 2009).
Second factor quality of food is the heart core factor that contributed to the success of Five Guys burger. "Five Guys ' burger is better than McDonald 's," says Tristano. "Americans have always fallen in love with a better product "(Burke M, 2012). Speaking about quality food that offers Five Guys includes superior quality of meat, eighty percent lean, always fresh, never frozen at all. Potatoes always come from northern Idaho, because of weather condition they grow more slowly, solid and tasty in comparison to the potatoes grown in California or Florida, grow faster and are cheaper used by other fast food chains. Five Guys use anything but the best. Five Guys first soak fries in water so when the fries are per fried, the water boils, forcing steam out of the fry. This forma a seal so that when they get fried a second time, the fries don 't absorb any oil and so are never oily. "Fries are much harder than burgers" says Murrell. "We work day and night on them, all the damn time." (Burke M, 2012). Five Guys menu allows the chain to focus all its energy on executing its burger "perfectly" (Licata, E., 2009). Five Guys burger decided they would cook only in peanut oil, which cost five times as much as the oil, other burger restaurants were using (Lottie L., 2012).

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