Five Guys saw UK revenue grow by 36% in the year to 25 December 2016, to £86.2m with EBITDA growing 23% to £11.8m.

The group made a loss of £6.2m in the UK during the year due to pre-opening costs, financing of debt and a tax charge.

A total of 19 stores were opened during the period, taking the UK total to 59 by the end of the financial year.

During the year, Five Guys UK also opened two stores in France & one in Spain. The first French store is averaging £163k per week in sales.

The group reported a strong property pipeline for 2017, including expansion in Paris and other regions in France, as well as several new restaurants in Spain.

Five Guys said delivery would be a key focus during 2017. It is now working with Deliveroo across over 50 of its sites in the UK.

Five Guys UK now has £32.8m of retained losses accrued in the period since it commenced operations in the country.

It has further strengthened its openings pipeline for this year, by securing a handful of further sites, including a former Ed’s Easy Diner site in London.

The 70-strong company, which is set to make its debut in Germany this autumn, in Frankfurt, has secured the former Ed’s site in the Upper Mall of the Southside scheme in Wandsworth.

At the same time, is has finally received permission to open a site in South Kensington on the former Boujis unit, which was previously owned by the Ignite Group.

The group will open at the end of this month in Croydon High Street, and also has sites lined up in Manchester, Wood Green Mall and Oxford – in Magdalen Street next to the Odeon cinema and the former Lola Lo unit.