Five Guys Burgers and Fries Renews Partnership With ComplianceMate

Five Guys Burgers and Fries, famous for their handcrafted hamburgers and fresh foods, has renewed its agreement with CM Systems LLC to deploy the “ComplianceMate” food safety system in all North American foodservice locations for the next three years.

Five Guys is a Virginia-based international restaurant chain founded in 1986. As opposed to other fast-food chains, the company does not use frozen meat in its burgers. All food is cooked fresh, and the storage of ingredients within Five Guys’ refrigerators must thus be carefully monitored.

Jim Gibson, Vice President of Food Safety and Quality Assurance for Five Guys, says, “ComplianceMate has proven itself to be the best solution for all of our corporate and franchisee operations. Their integration of store management tools and temperature monitoring provides a complete integrated package for our company.”

ComplianceMate uses LoRa Wan IoT based wireless sensors to monitor temperatures continuously and automatically generate alerts when temperatures rise above or fall below customer-set thresholds. These wireless sensors work within the ComplianceMate Smart Kitchens proprietary management software which includes custom operating checklists to enhance and document compliance and improve operating efficiencies.

The whole system works wirelessly and seamlessly while providing alerts, reports, and analysis to all levels of management – from store level to owners and corporate offices – of potentially unsafe food, malfunctioning equipment, or other issues before the food is served to the public. The system eliminates concerns about human error and facilitates compliance with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration‘s Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) guidelines to ensure that food is safe for consumption.

Five Guys first began using the ComplianceMate temperature-tracking solution at select stores in 2011. For the last several years, the full ComplianceMate system has been in use at all North American locations. The system is now been incorporated as part of the global Five Guys system and is in use in 20 countries.

“Five Guys and ComplianceMate are perfect partners,” and this contract renewal personifies our relationship, says Thom Schmitt, Vice President of Sales at CM Systems. “We share the same goals. First, we want to improve the food safety programs that benefit our customers. Second, we want to increase efficiency in the way food safety is executed.”

About Five Guys Five Guys is a family owned and operated franchise restaurant group that focuses on high-quality burgers and fries. Five Guys currently has nearly 1589 corporate and franchise store in North America. Zagat has rated Five Guys “Best Burger” several times over the previous years, and they have redefined the market for premium style hamburgers, fresh cut fries, and have recently introduced milkshakes to their menu. For more information, visit

About CM Systems: CM Systems, LLC provides the world’s leading monitoring systems for food safety compliance and operational effectiveness. Their principal product offering, ComplianceMate™ has streamlined HACCP compliance checklist and cooler monitoring for thousands of restaurant locations across the US, Canada, the EU, and the UAE. With wireless temperature sensors, mobile technologies, and easy-to-use tools, ComplianceMate™ gives users total control over food safety and compliance. The award-winning system was selected as IoT Innovator of the Year at the 2018 IoT/WT Innovation World Cup®. For more information, visit