Inside Edition's "Rat Patrol" stealthily hung around outside the two locations after hours. The team saw a pack of rats outside the doors of the Dupont location (1645 Connecticut Ave. NW), while in Georgetown (1335 Wisconsin Ave. NW), another rattie was digging through a sack of potatoes. Now aren't you glad for those overflowing French fry servings they give you at Five Guys? Yeah, we thought not.
Says DCist: "D.C. Department of Health spokesperson Dena Iverson said that the closure was not a city action; Inside Edition says it found a pack of rats right outside the back door of the restaurant two nights in a row, and that's apparently prompted Five Guys to decide to shut down for clean up as a preventive measure."
Calls to both locations confirmed they are still closed. A staffer at the Georgetown spot said they're planning to reopen "first thing tomorrow morning."