Five Guys to open sixth location

Five Guys Burgers & Fries is opening its sixth local restaurant, this one at the southwest-side Tucson Spectrum shopping center.

The restaurant opens at 11 a.m. Saturday at 5331 S. Calle Santa Cruz, off West Irvington Road next to the Harkins Spectrum 18 movie theater.

The restaurant was announced last August with the expectation that it would open by the end of last year.

The Washington, D.C.-based Five Guys stormed into the Tucson market with its first restaurant in September 2010 on North Campbell Avenue and East Glenn Street. The opening brought out lines of curious burger aficionados and set an opening-day record for the company, a corporate spokeswoman said at the time.

By the following August, Five Guys had opened three restaurants in Tucson.

Beginning Saturday, Five Guys at the Spectrum will be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

Gas prices up slightly

Gas prices remained relatively stable headed into the holiday weekend, says AAA Arizona.

Arizona’s average price rose a half-cent in the past week to $3.51 per gallon of regular on Thursday.

The national average increased about a penny in a week to $3.65 per gallon, AAA says.

Arizona’s average gas price is up 6 cents from the same time last year, while the national average is about a penny higher.

Tucson had the state’s lowest average price, up about 4 cents in the past week at $3.34 per gallon on Thursday. Flagstaff had the state’s highest average price at $3.71 per gallon.

Last week, AAA projected that more than 718,000 Arizonans planned to travel over Memorial Day weekend, with nearly nine in 10 planning to drive.

Arizona Daily Star