Attention all burger-lovers, cult-favourite American burger joint, Five Guys has opened its first Singapore store at Plaza Singapura.
Occupying a space of over 460 sqm, the outlet at Plaza Singapura is located along a prime stretch on the ground floor of the mall overlooking the Orchard Road belt. Currently comprising an indoor area that seats up to 52 patrons, the store will eventually also house an outdoor seating area that will increase the outlet’s capacity to accommodate up to over 160 patrons.
The Singapore store is the global burgers and fries joint’s first franchise in Asia, and the latest addition to Zouk Group’s growing food and beverage portfolio as part of its lifestyle expansion plans.
“After many months of planning, we’re thrilled to finally unveil the very first Five Guys store in Singapore. Five Guys is an exciting addition to our portfolio, and we were fortunate to be presented with an opportune space in the city that is highly accessible, so that fans of Five Guyscan come together to enjoy their favourite burgers with ease. This first outlet will be the bedrock upon which we grow the brand in Singapore, and we look forward to more to come,” says Andrew Li, Chief Executive Officer of Zouk Group.
Five Guys is a family run burgers & fries joint offering a mouth-watering menu made from scratch. Five Guys has been a Washington, D.C. area favorite since 1986 when Jerry and Janie Murrell offered sage advice to three of the Murrell brothers: “Start a business or go to college.” The business route won and the Murrells opened a carry-out burger joint in Arlington, Virginia, USA. Under the guidance of Jerry and Janie, the little burger joint quickly developed a cult-like following. Customers voted the burger “#1” in the D.C. metro area.
During the 1980s and 1990s, the Murrells perfected their simple concept. Five Guys became The Place to get a fresh, juicy burger with all the toppings you could stuff between two fresh-baked buns. Two more brothers joined the team and as the family grew, so did the business. Early in 2003, Jerry and Janie, together with the “Five Guys”, began offering franchise opportunities. In just under 18 months, more than 300 units had been sold.
Now, decades after FIVE GUYS first opened, there are locations across North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, with planned expansion into Australia, Africa, Central and South America. By maintaining a simple ethos, coupled with the highest quality, the Murrells continue to follow through on the vision they outlined in 1986.
Five Guys’ mission is to redefine the global burger landscape by focusing on freshness and quality. With no freezers and no microwaves, it is built on the premise that all burgers and fries are made fresh every day. The meat is a perfected 80/20 lean-to-fat ratio. Patties are hand-made seven days a week on site. The bread, which is Five Guys’ only proprietary item, is baked fresh five days a week in a locally contracted bakery. The same unique recipe is used globally. Potatoes are cut fresh daily, soaked to remove the starch and double-fried in pure, no cholesterol peanut oil to create the firm exterior and fluffy ‘mashed-potato’ interior that Five Guys fries are known for.
A holistic sanctuary offering pampering spa experiences and renewed well-being to both hotel guests and members of the public, the new Raffles Spa is located in the revitalised Raffles Arcade and hidden in the glam of the iconic Grande Dame. Go on a rejuvenating journey with the Raffles Spa's array of authentic body and facial treatments, amidst a luxurious setting.
The new Raffles Spa features an elegant harmony of varying grey and golden-brown shades, creating an opulent yet serene ambience. Guests will get to enjoy unique restorative treatments, including a hydrothermal experience, authentic Raffles spa journeys inspired by Asian wellness philosophy, signature massages and bespoke facial treatments that can be customised to meet individual needs.
Raffles Spa also offers various spa facilities that can cater to different needs. Guests can choose to relax with their friends at The Gem, a standalone suite and private area suitable for up to four people, with its own treatment room and facilities that is perfect for private treatments and special celebrations; or one of the six soothing and spacious treatment rooms, consisting of five single rooms and one intimate couple room, a haven of tranquillity and wellness.
They can unwind and indulge their senses at the Aromatic Steam Room, refresh at the Spa’s Ice Fountain and immerse in total relaxation at the Sauna or the Vitality Pool in between treatments. The Spa also features premium and separate lounges for ladies and gentlemen, allowing each guest to sit back and enjoy a private and quiet time for relaxation.
Burger+ has set up the largest Korean burger and bar concept here in Lion City that seats up to 200 pax, which serves breakfast toasts from 8am onward to Korean gourmet burgers and drinks till 4am! Start your day right with the sweet and savoury Korean breakfast toasts with hot coffee, while you wind down after dark with a Korean cocktail in one hand and Burger+’s irresistible signature burger in another – it’s the perfect space for a slow brunch to a cool late-night hangout with friends. Centrally-located at Clarke Quay Central along the busy Eu Tong Sen Street, it is set to become a popular F&B joint.
Rocking the food scene from the get-go since their inception earlier this year at Wisma Atria, the second outlet, features great nosh coupled with Burger+’s energetic party-theme. Get your fuss-free Korean meal fix, and not just bar bites, all through the night after a wild time out partying with your crew, or even have breakfast for dinner if you so wish.
Get your party mood on with Burger+’s Korean cocktails with a local twist, available exclusively at the Clarke Quay outlet. Enjoy in-house signature cocktails like the cute gummy bear cocktail – Haribo Ju with its sweet finish or the refreshing Yuza Ju with honey and yuzu, both soju-based cocktails, among others. The stylish and swish interior pays homage to the vibrant K-pop culture that has swept the globe by storm, complete with pumping K-pop beats, trippy neon light fixtures, and comfy leather seats that creates an instagrammable haven for a memorable night out. The interior also doubles up as a swanky events space.
“More than just a burger”, Burger+’s menu offerings are created by Co-Founder Lee Mihyun’s creative food inspirations from her Korean heritage that represents the brand’s lifeblood. Coupled with her tireless R&D process with an extensive background in Korea’s renowned fast-casual chain in the F&B industry for over 10 years, Ms Lee’s house signature B+ sauce and the authentic Yangnyeom Korean fried chicken represent the heart of the brand. Open from as early as 8am, the breakfast egg toast with fluffy brioche buns are available for the early birds that are looking for a quick bite.
Inspired by the colourful heritage of their neighbourhood, Spice Brasserie at PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road is an all-day-dining restaurant which boasts an ambience and decor with a distinct sense of place. Guest can find a tantalising selection of Asian street food while enjoying creative and modern interpretations of local favourites. Be spoilt for choice with the extensive a la carte and buffet offerings, that includes an array of appetizers and sweet treats to complement your meal.
Looking for healthier alternatives? Request for brown rice or a combination of brown and white rice, for any rice-based dish at no additional charge. Their restaurant is also ideal for hosting social or business functions for up to 130 guests.
The first standalone venue owned and operated by industry veterans Michael Callahan and Celia Schoonraad, Barbary Coast is inspired by the district in San Francisco of the same name during the mid-1800s. Located on the corner of North Canal and Lor Telok, Barbary Coast spans two floors of three historic shophouses in a landmark building with an original land lease dating back to the early 1800s.
The lower level of the space, Deadfall, is inspired by a relaxed, approachable neighbourhood watering hole, a style of bar that could be found littered throughout the original Barbary Coast. On the other end of the spectrum, the upper level is known as Barbary Coast Ballroom – highbrow and elegant, equally exclusive as it is unpredictable. With two unique concepts under one roof, Barbary Coast is a welcomed addition to Singapore’s Boat Quay neighbourhood offering something for everyone.
TPG is the new force in the Singapore telecommunications market. They’re new to Singapore, but they’re not new to providing customers with mobile services that are reliable, fast and cost effective. Go visit them at Orchard Central to find out more about the TPG service trial plan, to collect your TPG SIM cards or to check out the latest mobile phones.
The Tropic of Cancer passes through the heart of Taiwan, whose year-round sunshine and pure highlands water give life to verdant ranges, imparting to local pineapples a robust flavour unique to the region. These pineapples are used in SunnyHills' popular pineapple cakes. Visit SunnyHills' new flagship store on Seah Street to indulge a box. Also be sure to find out more about their new brand, Forbidden, which is all about irresistible durian pleasures which you can share with anyone and anywhere.
SunnyHills farmers follow the time-honoured tradition of farming naturally, cultivating without pesticides or genetic modification pineapples that are small in size but rich and intense in flavour. Twice a year, their earth pineapple crop ripens with the seasons; in spring the harvest is mellow and sweet, and by the turn of fall, the cool breeze infuses a piquancy to the yield. The full flavours of the seasons can be experienced as no additives are used, just the sensibilities of a baker refined in the gastronomy of natural ingredients.
You can also purchase SunnyHills' delicious treats online here or visit their other retail branch located at Basement 2 of Ngee Ann City.