New businesses in South Lake Tahoe

Staff Report
Five Guys opened late last month at Ski Run and Lake Tahoe Blvd.
Bill Rozak / Tahoe Daily Tribune

Five Guys Burgers and Fries opened late last month, Chipotle is scheduled to open in November and, finally, there’s a lot of action at Whole Foods Markets.

The Bijou Marketplace is slowly taking shape, but still has several vacant spaces.

Five Guys, owned by Encore Restaurants LLC, opened in late August and has 57 stores in four states, California, Massachusetts, Colorado and Oklahoma, but the Tahoe location is the first that will sell beer and wine.

“Our 23rd California location is unlike any Five Guy’s store in the United States,” said President of Encore Restaurants Dale Doerhoff in a press release. “We are excited to announce that the store will be located right off beautiful South Lake Tahoe where visitors can enjoy Five Guy’s simple, but high-quality menu, while sitting on a lakeside patio and sipping on their favorite beer and wine options.”

Five Guys has been ZAGAT survey rated every year since 2001 and was voted Burger Restaurant Brand of the Year by The Harris Poll in both 2017 and 2018.

The restaurants are open every day from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and serve award-winning burgers, hot dogs and french fries, and customizable for any taste with over 250,000 burger options to be ordered.

The restaurant is located at 3640 Lake Tahoe Blvd., Suite B500, in South Lake Tahoe.

“Last year, Five Guys was named one of America’s Best Employers 2018 by Forbes, including No. 50 Best Employer for new grads,” said the release.

Chipotle has signs on their space advertising for employees while Whole Foods has new signage on the building and the roadside.

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