- 7/21/2013 1:21:22 AM
Thanks Beth, I haven't seen that at my local store but granted I am not usually there on weekends. It's usually a treat for my daughter for a job well done at school. I agree there is something about seeing your food in the pre and post form that impacts the taste perception. It's probably the impetus of much of the farm to table movement in restaurants. Everyone wants to believe we are eating closer to the ground and more natural food that are less processed.
- 7/19/2013 8:41:23 AM
Seeing the potatos and peanuts is fun.... But, watch out for the slick floors! The last time I was at Five Guys the floor was so slippery, with grease I presume, that walking really was treacherous. It was a busy weekend day, so perhaps the crew just couldn't keep up but it did make me a little squeamish about eating the fries.
- 7/18/2013 11:51:02 PM
Ladies it looks like we are in the fry wars! My daughter would argue they are the best fast fries, regarding the portion it is huge easily can feed two or three. They now have a mini size Beth so that you can indulge without feeling as much guilt!
Seriously though, I think the experience of people cooking in a restaurant is preferred rather than warming a microwaved hamburger. Dining is about the experience and the food after all, we buy both. Seeing an actual potato in the store and seeing people make a burger is generally more appetizing than eating something cooked months ago even if it is served with a smile.
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- 7/18/2013 8:20:26 AM
Hi Maryam, speaking of Five Guys' french fries, don't you have to wonder how or why they feel the need to give out such a large portion? It seems gluttonous, for one. And can it be cost efficient? I'd love a peak at its optimization data! (And don't get me wrong, I love Five Guys french fries and have been known to do my fair share of indulging in them. But I always wonder.)
- 7/17/2013 6:05:44 PM
Beth these smaller burger chains are really making a mark on the country you can find Five Guys just about every where and they are thriving despite a higher pricepoint than McDonalds. While their service has been friendly when I visited their product was also superior in the humble opinion of my 7 year old. She gives them the thumbs up for the best fries and the frienliest people when she visitis.
- 7/17/2013 9:19:26 AM
I love a good mom-and-pop diner, mostly for breakfast but burgers will do! And you're right, there aren't too many of those left around. But i have noticed a rise in the number of outlets of smaller chains. Here in the Chicago that includes Epic Burger (not sure if this is regional or national) and Five Guys, which I first discovered while vacationing in Charleston, S.C., but which I can now visit locally in many locations.
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