UPDATE: We got confirmation from the company opening the Five Guys restaurant in Tupelo, and this is what they said:
We don’t have a set in stone opening date at this point but are pressing hard to get this store open. We plan on having an initial staff of about 45 team members but will probably level off to closer to 20 or so.”
So, there you have it. And as soon as we hear about an opening date, we’ll pass it on.
What we posted earlier this week:
The rumors have been swirling for some time, and Biz Buzz can confirm that Five Guys Burgers and Fries is opening a location in Tupelo.
We’ve put in a request for more information from the franchise owner, Eat Here Brands, which is based in Jackson. The company said earlier this year it had plans to expand in Oxford, Tupelo and the Golden Triangle and other locations in the state. Looks like Tupelo is that first foray into the region.
Eat Here has posted an online job posting for a manager in Tupelo, so that ‘s confirmation enough. As we get more details, we’ll be updating on Biz Buzz.
And where will the location be, you ask? It’ll be in the King’s Crossing shopping center – where Kohl’s is. Five Guys is looking at one of the corner slots on one of the outparcel buildings at the front of the development.