Five Guys Burgers and Fries will open restaurants in Roanoke and Christiansburg by the end of the year.
The Roanoke location should open at Tanglewood Mall in October or November, said Molly Catalano, a spokeswoman for the burger restaurant.
She wasn’t sure where at the mall the restaurant would be located, but it sounded like it might be the former Charlie’s American Grille location in the front of the mall. Charlie’s closed in September.
A spokesman for Tanglewood Mall said he couldn’t comment because the lease hadn’t been signed.
The last Five Guys in the Roanoke Valley was in Salem on West Main Street. The company closed the restaurant in January 2011, having decided not to renew its lease at Mill Lane Commons.
The Christiansburg Five Guys will open at Spradlin Farms shopping center by the end of August or beginning of September, Catalano said. Work to outfit the space for the restaurant should start in June.
Five Guys already operates a restaurant in Blacksburg on University City Boulevard.