Five Guys opens Valentine’s Day

Popular east coast burgery opens Feb. 14 in Santa Rosa

Fulfilling your most romantic hopes and dreams all-beef patty style, Five Guys Burgers and Fries will open in Santa Rosa on February 14 at 11am. Located in the Mendocino Marketplce (2280 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, 528-2507), the Virginia-based burgery has the same kind of fanatical fast-food following as In-N-Out and is an Obama favorite.

Local operator Craig Gallagher said they’re hoping for one of the biggest openings ever for the chain, and expects “a lot of people.”

Don’t expect any Valentine specials, other than a few shared napkins between you and your honey. The restaurant isn’t planning any gimmicks other than serving up their signature burgers.

Will parking become a nightmare? Gallagher said that starting this week SRJC students using the Mendocino Marketplace lot as long term parking will need to look for alternative spots. Property staff will begin monitoring the lot for illegal parkers starting Thursday — hopefully freeing up spaces for burger-eaters.