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Five Guys appoints ‘best in class’ for fit-out of new Parisian restaurant

US fast food chain Five Guys is set to continue its expansion across the globe, with construction now well underway on its latest restaurant in Paris, France – due to open to the public in November 2020.

The 600 sqm development in the Les Halles shopping district is being spearheaded by pan-European construction company Agilité Solutions – with project executive, Maria Luisa Daglia at the helm of the delivery.

Having previously worked for brands such as JD Sports, Victoria’s Secret and Nike, Milan-based Maria Luisa will oversee the cross-border project – acting as the liaison between Five Guys (Paris), and the eateries’ own branding agency, Black Sheep, based in London.

The scheme sees Paris-headquartered Agilité bringing together a ‘best in class’ network of suppliers for the turnkey delivery, one of which is local architect, Arcane-Concept. Appointed to bring the vision to life, the firm will also oversee local planning regulations and permissions.

Once complete, the restaurant will be able to seat around 120 diners at any one time, with a large outdoor seating area catering for additional footfall during peak summer months.

Housed between buildings which date back to the 1900’s, the eatery forms part of a larger shopping centre, has a hotel on both sites and opens directly onto a pedestrian walkway – meaning work can only take place outside of peak times.

Maria Luisa Daglia, senior architect and country manager (Italy) at Agilité Solutions, said: “I am delighted to be working with the Five Guys team once again. It is an incredibly exciting brand, and Agilité is extremely proud to be able to support its continued expansion across Europe.

“Agilité has proven ability to work to brand guidelines, a consistent delivery and upholding customer expectations across borders. Hopefully this partnership has laid the foundations for a repeatable process which will offer more opportunities to work together as they roll out plans for more locations across the continent.”

Laurent Delaunay, head of design and construction, Five Guys France: “We have worked with Maria Luisa Daglia several times in the past and were impressed with her capabilities in terms of delivering complex design and build projects and roll outs.

“Prior to joining Agilité, Maria Luisa was responsible for the fit out of Five Guys sites in Nice and Nantes. We are always keen to add more general contractors to our roster, so when the time came to source a partner for the Les Halles design, we were keen to work with her again.”

Launched in 1986, Five Guys now has more than 1,500 locations across the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Europe, Asia and the Middle East – 17 of those are in France.

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