5 guys Burgers

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  1. Knownothing

    Knownothing Well-Known Member

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    Most expensive burger joint I have ever been to. I have to say it was a good burger. However, if you have a family of 4 or so. Go somewhere else or pay a dollar or two more and get steaks somewhere else.
     
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  2. StratCY

    StratCY Active Member

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    I agree, good burger, but a bit pricey. Damn I wish we had BBobs in TX :rolleyes:
     
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  3. jdoggivjc

    jdoggivjc Well-Known Member

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    I'd take my family to Red Robin before I took them to Five Guys simply for the fact you can get more for the price (and my wife doesn't have a gallbladder so she can't eat there anyway), but yeah, every once in awhile I like me some Five Guys - and they have a joint very near my work.
     
  4. Dopey

    Dopey Well-Known Member

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    I'll go there by myself. Hate when the whole family wants to go.
     
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  5. Scott34

    Scott34 Well-Known Member

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    The girlfriend and I went last week, spent 30 bucks for the 2 of us and we split a fry.
     
  6. 3TrueFans

    3TrueFans Well-Known Member

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    They discriminate against people without gallbladders? That's awful.
     
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  7. jdoggivjc

    jdoggivjc Well-Known Member

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    No. Because my wife doesn't have a gallbladder, if she eats anything too fatty or greasy her stomach has a full scale riot and she's sick for days. It's not discrimination, it's self preservation.
     
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  8. 3TrueFans

    3TrueFans Well-Known Member

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    I also do not have a gallbladder but I just power through.
     
  9. demoncore1031

    demoncore1031 Well-Known Member

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    I was hoping someone would say they had 5 guys last night so I could make an inappropriate joke...

    Anyways, their burgers are great bit the fries are below average. Fatburger is far more expensive but I highly recommend it to anyone who had one nearby. Possibly the best burger of all time. I normally go to Freddy's Frozen Custard whenever I want a burger.
     
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  10. bringmagicback

    bringmagicback Well-Known Member

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    on a scale of 1-bebops how good is 5guys really? I really want to franchise a bebops.
     
  11. demoncore1031

    demoncore1031 Well-Known Member

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    What is a bebop?
     
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  12. nfrine

    nfrine Well-Known Member

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    Average burger and fries for a way above average price. Served in a typical fast food setting. Not sure how they stay in business.
     
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  13. WoodCy

    WoodCy New Member

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    Be prepared to refinance your house if you go to 5 Guys. My family's experience will be a two in one, first and last. Four (4) regular single patty cheese burgers, one (1) double cheese burger with bacon, one (1) Oreo shake, one (1) large fry, one (1) pop/soda/Coke, three (3) waters for $45. The burgers were fine, not anything special, fries were mediocre, the shake was a shake, hard to screw up, the pop came out the fun 1000 option Coke machine, and the Cedar Rapids tap water was lovely.
     
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  14. SplitIdentity

    SplitIdentity Well-Known Member

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    5 guys > bbops. Never understood the obsession with that place
     
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  15. 2020cy

    2020cy Well-Known Member

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    Tried it twice and came away unimpressed. All stated above, especially terrible fries.
     
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  16. cyclonpediaJoe

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    BBops blows 5 Guys out of the water overall. You get twice the food for about the same quality. Even without taking money into consideration I would put BBops above 5 guys on burgers, fries, and shakes.
     
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  17. IASTATE07

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    CF isn't the place for these feelings. Trust me.
     
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  18. cycloneworld

    cycloneworld Facebook Knows All

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    Yep. The 5 Guys burger MIGHT be a little better but the fries and price at B-Bops blows it out of the water. Half the price of 5 Guys.

    5 Guys was on the forefront of the burger revolution. Unfortunately for them, everyone else caught up.
     
  19. stormchaser2014

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    I don't like how their regular burgers are 2 patties. Made that mistake when I first went there.
     
  20. wxman1

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    I mean it is no Ames water but we have it pretty good.
     

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