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About

John began his finance career in capital markets and private equity while
completing his degree in political philosophy at Davidson College and the
London School of Economics. After running the corporate credit training
department at what is now Bank of America, John joined the Section 20
investment bank in the high yield bond department. His 20-year tenure in
finance culminated with the launch and growth of a boutique Mergers &
Acquisitions investment bank.
In 2010, John sold his interest in the bank and relocated to London where
he teamed with Sir Charles Dunstone and Roger Taylor to build a new
growth platform in the food and beverage industry. Together they identified
Five Guys as the leading US premium burger offer and agreed a joint
venture with the Murrell family to bring Five Guys to the UK. John took over
the role of JV CEO in January 2014.

About the company:
Five Guys was founded in 1986 by the Murrell family in Arlington, Virginia.
To this day it remains a family business, owned and operated by five
brothers, and their mom and dad.
It's a simple menu (burgers, fries & milkshakes), using only the finest
ingredients, freshly prepared in open kitchens. Each burger is made to
order based on the customer's choice of 15 free toppings. There are
250,000 possible combinations of these toppings to customize your burger.
The fries are hand cut and cooked daily on each site - fresh never frozen.
Five Guys launched in the UK on the 4th of July, 2013 in Covent Garden,
and became the busiest Five Guys in the world. Based on this early
success, 185 stores were opened in the leading cities across Europe
including Paris, Frankfurt, Munich, Berlin, Lyon, Madrid, Barcelona, and
Cologne making Five Guys one of the fastest growing brands in Europe.

Matchmaking Information

First Name:

John

Last Name:

ECKBERT

Job Title:

CEO

Job Function:

President / CEO / Chairman / Board Member

Company:

FIVE GUYS JV LTD

Country:

United Kingdom

Your business fields:

Fast Food & Sandwiches

Brand Name #1:

Five Guys JV

Year of Creation #1:

2013

Number of Existing Shops #1:

50+

What average store sq m do you offer/do you require? #1:

1 000 - 5 000

Website #1:

www.fiveguys.co.uk

Number of Existing Shops #2:

N/A

What average store sq m do you offer/do you require? #2:

N/A

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