DALLAS—Encore Restaurants, LLC, a subsidiary ofDallas-based Encore Enterprises, Inc., haspurchased eight existing Five Guys Burgers andFries restaurants across central California includingElk Grove, Fresno, Lodi, Natomas, Roseville, Stockton,Tracy, and West Sacramento. Theaward-winning, fast casual restaurants specialize in hamburgers,hot dogs and French fries. Plans are also underway to developfuture Five Guys restaurants in the area.

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"We have located the first ten sites and will begin building therestaurants first quarter of 2015, in Fresno, California," saidWilliam Ray Bruce, president of EncoreRestaurants. "Our guests are asking for more locations in thistrade area."
The existing restaurants are located from Fresnoto South Lake Tahoe and as far west asNapa County. Encore Restaurants plans ondeveloping 45 more locations in the state of California over thenext four years, starting with the Fresno area.
"We plan on helping these communities with management personnel andmany crew member positions," said Bharat Sangani,cairman of Encore Enterprises. "By the end of our four yeardevelopment stretch we hope to bring upwards of 1,250 jobs to theregion."

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David Phillips

David Phillips is a Chicago-based freelance writer and consultant with more than 20 years experience in business and community news. He also has extensive reporting experience in the food manufacturing industry for national trade publications.