Five Guys: Jerry Murrell Jerry Murrell's mother used to tell him, you can always make money if you know how to make a good burger. In 1986 — after failing at a number of business ideas — Murrell opened a tiny burger joint in Northern Virginia with his four sons. Five Guys now has more than 1,500 locations worldwide and is one of the fastest growing restaurant chains in America. PLUS for our postscript "How You Built That," we check back in with Hannah England, who turned a common parenting problem into Wash. It. Later. — a water-tight bag for soaking soiled baby clothes before they stain. (Original broadcast date: June 5, 2017)
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Five Guys: Jerry Murrell

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Five Guys: Jerry Murrell

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Jerry Murrell's idea for Five Guys was to keep it simple: burgers and fries.
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Jerry Murrell's mother used to tell him, you can always make money if you know how to make a good burger.

In 1986 — after failing at a number of business ideas — Murrell opened a tiny burger joint in Northern Virginia with his four sons.

Five Guys now has more than 1,500 locations worldwide and is one of the fastest growing restaurant chains in America.

How You Built That

We check back in with Hannah England, who turned a common parenting problem into Wash. It. Later. — a water-tight bag for soaking soiled baby clothes before they stain.

How You Built That: Wash. It. Later.

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