Forget In-N-Out Burger – US burger chain Five Guys is finally coming to New Zealand.

The franchise, renowned for its made-to-order burgers with 15 toppings and American-style milkshakes, is expected to open next year.

Seagrass Boutique Hospitality, the group behind restaurants The Meat & Wine Co, Ribs & Burgers, Italian Street Kitchen, and Hunter & Barrel, confirmed the chain would be coming New Zealand and Australia.

No, it's not one of those stupid pop-ups - this popular cult US burger chain is finally setting up shop in New Zealand, for real this time. Photo / Five Guys
No, it's not one of those stupid pop-ups - this popular cult US burger chain is finally setting up shop in New Zealand, for real this time. Photo / Five Guys

Five Guys has more than 1500 outlets worldwide and counts the UK and Hong Kong as its major successes outside the US.

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Initial sites are now being scouted in Sydney, but it is not yet known where Five Guys plans to open stores in New Zealand.

Former US President Barack Obama orders a hamburger at Five Guys in Washington in 2009. Photo / AP
Former US President Barack Obama orders a hamburger at Five Guys in Washington in 2009. Photo / AP

Melbourne and Brisbane will also be one of the first cities to open across Australia.

Five Guys was founded in 1986 in Arlington County, Virginia, by Janie and Jerry Murrell and their sons Jim, Matt, Chad and Ben.