Five Guys will replace Penn's beloved off-campus Beijing Restaurant with an anticipated late fall opening.
The casual eatery, which serves fast food like hamburgers and french fries, will open on 3714 Spruce Street just steps away from the Quad.
“Penn is always looking to add popular retail offerings to the district and enhance our eclectic mix of local and national dining options around campus," Ed Datz, Penn’s executive director of real estate, wrote in an email to The Daily Pennsylvanian. "Five Guys is a brand recognized for delivering on their fresh food experience and customized menu. We are excited that they have chosen our University City neighborhood to open up their next restaurant.”
Five Guys already owns multiple locations in Philadelphia including stores on 1527 Chestnut St., 1100 Cecil B. Moore Ave and 2552 Grant Ave.
Beijing announced its permanent closure on Aug. 31, 2020 after 32 years of operation on Penn’s campus. The off-campus eatery was popular among many first years and served a loyal Philadelphia customer base.