Five Guys, the US better burger brand, is set to make its debut in Germany this autumn, in Frankfurt.

The Sir Charles Dunstone-backed company, which already operates 67 sites in the UK, plus two in France and one in Spain, has secured a former perfume store for its debut in the country, which will be oversee by Jörg Gilcher, formerly of Vapiano and Maredo Grill.

Earlier this year, Five Guys’ UK chief executive, John Eckbert, said he saw scope for the chain to thrive in other European nations.

He said: “We are in discussions with the US business to expand our territory. We think Scandinavia, Austria, Switzerland and Italy would be logical places to go.”

Five Guys UK, the fast-growing burger chain, has confirmed it will open a further flagship site in central London, in Piccadilly Circus.

The company will open three new sites in the UK this month, starting with a new London flagship site in Piccadilly, followed by openings in Edinburgh and Clapham.

As flagged up by MCA last year, the company is set to open at unit 1/2, Coventry Street on the front of the Trocadero tomorrow, along the same road from rival Shake Shack’s most recent UK opening.

The company plans to open 20 sites in the UK this year.

It has further openings lined up in York; Leeds; and South Kensington; The Mall, Wood Green; Oxford and Croydon.