The Surprising Tie NFL Kicker Mark Moseley Has To Five Guys

Juicy burgers loaded with toppings and delectable fries seasoned just right, what more can you ask for from a burger joint? Well, if you're looking for healthy then you may want to get in line at another restaurant because Five Guys is known for overindulgence and plenty of calories and fat.

Offering burgers and fries since its inception in 1986, Five Guys opened with the first restaurant in Arlington Virginia and soon after, the Murrell family realized they were onto something and decided to open a few more restaurants. By the early 2000's, the Murrell family was itching for new business opportunities and wanting to expand. So, they began to explore what it would look like if they offered franchising opportunities (via Five Guys).

This is where famous Washington Redskins kicker Mark Moseley comes into play. According to the The Daily Meal, when Moseley's football career ended, he started working for Fransmart, a franchise development company and by chance, Five Guys had hired this consulting company for advice as they were considering franchising options. Moseley was ready for a new opportunity and it was a bit of a right-place-at-the-right-time kind of moment when he began talking expansion with Five Guys.

Mark Moseley helped launch Five Guys into a well-known burger chain

In an interview with ESPN, Mosely said, "I'm the director of franchise development [for Five Guys]; have been since day one." The Murrell family may have been uncertain about taking their successful business into uncharted waters. After all, franchising can be a great business model but there's plenty to learn in understanding how it all works and it means owners have less hands-on in their restaurants as it grows. Mosely told ESPN, "I was the one who convinced them they could franchise when they only had five stores... We've grown from being a little mom-and-pop to a major player in the market."

Franchising definitely changed the future of Five Guys forever. If you have a craving for a Five Guys burger, you can thank the Murrell family for confiding in Moseley because now there are 1,700 locations and counting throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, according to the Five Guys website.