Five Guys Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Five Guys Enterprises, LLC regarding its recent data breach. The Five Guys data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to over 37,000 individuals.


Five Guys is an American fast food restaurant franchise offering burgers, fries, and shakes. Founded in 1986 in Arlington, Virginia, Five Guys originated as a single carry-out burger restaurant offering fresh, hand-formed burgers and fresh-cut fries cooked in peanut oil. Through the 80s and 90s, Five Guys opened four more restaurants with sit-down seating in the Washington D.C. metro area. In 2003, Five Guys began offering franchise opportunities in Virginia and Maryland and, in a span of 18 months, sold options for more than 300 franchise units. Five Guys has continued to expand and, today, has more than 1,700 locations and employs over 5,000 individuals worldwide.


On September 17, 2022, Five Guys discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information in its systems may have been accessed. Through its investigation, Five Guys determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information on September 17, 2022. On December 29, 2022, Five Guys began contacting individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number
  • Driver’s license number

If you received a breach notification letter from Five Guys:

We would like to speak with you about your rights and potential legal remedies in response to this data breach. Please fill out the form, below, or contact us at (608) 237-1775 or

If you were impacted by the Five Guys data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.

  1. Carefully review the breach notice and retain a copy;
  2. Enroll in any free credit monitoring service provided by Five Guys Enterprises, LLC;
  3. Change passwords and security questions for online accounts;
  4. Regularly review account statements for signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
  5. Monitor credit reports for signs of identity theft; and
  6. Contact a credit bureau(s) to request a temporary fraud alert.

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