Five Guys Burgers and Fries eyeing downtown for third site

WICHITA — It seems downtown won’t be left out of the Five Guys Burgers and Fries craze.

The west side Five Guys has been open since February, and an announcement about an east-side Five Guys likely is mere hours away.

“I’ve looked at several places downtown,” franchisee Jeff Miller says. “It all depends on several factors.”

The southwest corner of Ida and Douglas, across from where La Chinita may go, is looking likely.

Miller won’t be specific at this point.

“I’d like to tell you that it would be walking distance from your offices,” he says of The Eagle’s 825 E. Douglas Old Town address. “It might not be, but it probably would be.”

It could be dangerous having those Five Guys fries this close.

Given Miller’s timetable, better start exercising now.

“The odds are good that it’s sooner than later.”