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Five Guys is Closing in Georgetown

The burger chain shutters after a decade.

Five Guys closes in Georgetown.

It’s the end of the run for Georgetown’s Five Guys, a decade-old staple for a cheap bite or post-bar crawl cheeseburger. The chain’s location at 1335 Wisconsin Avenue, Northwest will serve its final round of fries on January 24 at 10 pm.

Five Guys spokesperson Molly Catalano says the shutter came about because the lease ended, but that the company is actively looking for another restaurant space in the neighborhood. Unlike many Five Guys franchises, the Georgetown location is corporate-owned.

The burger chain took over the historic building in 2005 from Au Pied de Cochon, a storied 24-hour French bistro rumored to be the site of a Soviet spy escape and Mike Tyson scuffle.

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Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.