Five Guys Coming to Ames

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  1. IaState2021

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    Oh, you hate real potatoes from Idaho too? Give me a break, people just love to hate on five guys because of the price. Find another fast food burger place that uses only fresh ingredients.
     
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  2. mtowncyclone13

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    where are the fake potatoes from?
     
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  3. ribsnwhiskey

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    The city doesn't dictate where a developer decides the best location for a business to succeed is. The rest of what you said is pretty moot at this point.
     
  4. dahliaclone

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    Haha you're being weirdly defensive over a ******* fast food burger joint. That's pretty hilarious. Yeah I do hate 100% soggy fries regardless if they're from Idaho, honey.
     
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  5. IcSyU

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    Their bacon cheese dog is phenomenal. Is it $7 phenomenal?

    And never get more than the smallest fry. You can feed a damn family off it.
     
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  6. mtowncyclone13

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    i am not a fan of most zoning ordinances but they city absolutely can control where businesses go. zoning districts, parking regulations, setbacks, and traffic analysis all are shaped by the city.
     
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  7. ruxCYtable

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    I was excited when they came to CR. Went once and will never go back. $19 for a burger and shake? No, thanks.
     
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  8. Messi

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    This. These places going onto duff make money so they obviously know what they’re doing.
     
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  9. IASTATE07

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    5 Guys is expensive, but no way you spent $19 on just those two items.
     
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  10. nfrine

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    For a good time, merge this thread with the cougar thread....
     
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  11. IcSyU

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    I could see it for a burger, fries, and shake. Not just a burger and fries though.

    Bacon cheeseburger: $9.39
    Milkshake: $4.99
     
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  12. dahliaclone

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    I know it's very close to that in Mpls. If you wanted to pick it up downtown a burger is $9.96 and a shake is $6.54
     
  13. megamanxzero35

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    It would be great if someone bought the spot where K-Mart sits and did something with that. I've also wondered why they don't expand the roads to create more space behind Target and Walmart. Not sure whats exactly all back there. I know the Skunk river is but sure it it far enough back they could develop some more.
     
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    But we're talking about Cedar Rapids.
     
  15. Mr Janny

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    I thought I heard that the Kmart land is still under lease, and that's why there's been no devlopdevel. Not sure how accurate that is, but I've heard it a few times
     
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  16. mtowncyclone13

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    All the land behind Duff is literally in a 100 year flood zone. Every single inch from 30 to Lincoln Way.

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  17. harimad

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    Is this some weird usage of the word grill, of which I was previously unaware?

    There are no grills in Five Guys restaurants. Flat top burgers are terrible.
     
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  18. coolerifyoudid

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    I've never had a super greasy burger from there. Maybe certain franchises are doing something different than others? It's not the best thing I've ever eaten, but they are better than the Wendys and McD's of the world.

    I don't ever buy a shake from there because they are expensive, but when my wife, daughter and I eat at 5 Guys, I don't think I've ever spent more than $25. Little burgers, drinks and then we all split a little fry (which is still plenty). It's maybe $5 more than a similar meal at McD's and way better IMO.
     
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  19. HitItHard58

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    That better be for a 1 lb burger and a 32 oz shake.
     
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    Including football stadiums and basketball arenas with playing surfaces below grade in a flood plain.
     

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