Daily Archives: Sept. 22, 2009

Five Guys coming to Wichita with several restaurants

fiveguysWICHITA — Wichita’s already impressive array of hamburger places, including national franchises and mom-and-pop shops, is about to get what many will consider an exciting addition.

Five Guys Burgers and Fries is coming to the market with several locations.

There are almost 500 of the restaurants nationally.

“Toward the end of last year, they just exploded,” says Jeff Miller, who has the franchise rights to this area with his brother, Jay, and Jay Brehmer of Overland Park.

The Millers grew up in the Kansas City area.

Jay Miller then spent time in Philadelphia and, when he left the city, terribly missed Five Guys.

“That’s how we got turned on to it,” Jeff Miller says.

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Panda Express eyeing Wichita for several restaurants

pandaWICHITA — Wichita is hardly hurting for Asian restaurants, but it looks like it’ll be getting some more.

Panda Express, which bills itself as the fastest growing chain of Chinese restaurants in North America, is eyeing several locations here.

The chain is looking on the east and west sides and in the greater Wichita area, which may include Derby.

It looks like the deals could be getting close. We’ll keep you posted.