Five Guys, Dubai - ESP and CCA hood.



End User: Five Guys
Location: Dubai Mall
Problem: Aggressive cooking techniques - needed to divise a filteration system to eliminate grease,smoke and odour.
Solution: ESP and CCA hood

US burger giant Five Guys is a global phenomenon. With over 1,200 restaurants worldwide, it has just opened its first site in Dubai and has plans to expand further into the UEA too. The restaurant is located in the Dubai Mall – the exit to the fountains next to Social House – and has breath-taking views of the Dubai Fountain and Burj Khalifa. Its international expansion only started in 2013 in England and since then it has rapidly grown with 27 sites already opened.

Five Guys is renowned for its hand-formed 100% prime beef burgers grilled to perfection and served with fresh-cut fries cooked in pure peanut oil. There are over 250,000 ways to order because of the unlimited toppings. There’s everything from lettuce, grilled onions and pickles to a selection of sauces. Milkshakes can be customised to customer’s exact taste and there’s over one hundred re-fillable drinks from the Coca-Cola freestyle machine.

We worked closely with Five Guys on its first site in the Middle East. Due to its prime location within the Dubai Mall we had to ensure that we installed an effective and efficient HVAC system to deal with cooking hundreds of burgers a day for over twelve hours a day, seven days a week. In just a matter of a few weeks we devised and installed a bespoke system, of course taking into consideration the red and white colour scheme.

Cooking burgers releases a lot of grease and smoke, that’s why we installed our Electrostatic Precipitator (ESP) and Canopy Containment Air (CCA) hood to cope with these emissions. Our ESP removes smoke, grease and dirt particles within the airstream, which is very much needed when cooking burgers. The CCA hood we installed is more than capable of dealing with Five Guys’ aggressive cooking style. It directs high-pressure low volume air into the canopy from small vents on the front lower edge. This negative pressure within the hood draws the cooking plume upwards, away from the workspace, and into the canopy itself. Unique to Five Guys, we’ve powder coated its ductowork in the brand’s bright red colour which really adds to the overall design of the restaurant.

We are proud to have worked on Five Guys’ first restaurant in the UAE and excited to be on board with future projects with the group. This particular site at the Dubai Mall is in the perfect location if you want to sit back, relax and take in the spectacular surroundings.

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