DALLAS—Encore Restaurants, LLC, a subsidiary of Dallas-based Encore Enterprises, Inc., has purchased eight existing Five Guys Burgers and Fries restaurants across central California including Elk Grove, Fresno, Lodi, Natomas, Roseville, Stockton, Tracy, and West Sacramento. The award-winning, fast casual restaurants specialize in hamburgers, hot dogs and French fries. Plans are also underway to develop future Five Guys restaurants in the area.

“We have located the first ten sites and will begin building the restaurants first quarter of 2015, in Fresno, California,” said William Ray Bruce, president of Encore Restaurants. “Our guests are asking for more locations in this trade area.”
The existing restaurants are located from Fresno to South Lake Tahoe and as far west as Napa County. Encore Restaurants plans on developing 45 more locations in the state of California over the next four years, starting with the Fresno area.
“We plan on helping these communities with management personnel and many crew member positions,” said Bharat Sangani, cairman of Encore Enterprises. “By the end of our four year development stretch we hope to bring upwards of 1,250 jobs to the region.”