Rumor has it, although unconfirmed, that Five Guys Burgers and Fries is coming to Midtown. 2100 Union Ave. is the alleged location as reported by the Commercial Appeal. Apparently a deal is in the works.
This area of Union Ave. already has a high concentration of fast food. There’s a Burger King in the next lot, a McDonalds across the street and a Chick-Fil-A and Wendy’s a little ways up the street. My take is Five Guys will fit right in. After all, they opened next door to a McDonalds on Ridgeway and are doing very well.
I wasn’t crazy about Five Guys. Their lines are generally long and it’s really no more than a fast food burger. While it’s better than McDonalds or Burger King, I find it over priced for what you get. For a better burger in Midtown, at a better price, drive about a mile west on Union and stop in at Tops Bar-B-Q.
What’s your opinion of Five Guys coming to midtown?
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