The King Street space that will soon house a new Five Guys Burgers & Fries is undergoing serious construction these days. The front is boarded up, but you can catch a glimpse of the telltale white and red tile walls. Looks like it won’t be long before they’ll be up and running — probably just in time for the return of the college kids. Somebody over there’s got their thinking cap on.

According to a press release from Colliers Keenan, the local Five Guys franchisees will also be opening a new location in North Charleston’s Tanger Mall, which will bring the local count up to four and the statewide number up to 19.

Are we ready to be taken over? I guess if that means deliciously greasy burgers and fresh handcut French fries can be had all over town, then —uh — yes.

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