As if one wasn’t enough, Five Guys Burgers and Fries has firmed up it’s plans for a second location in Bartlett and is targeting additional locations in Germantown and Midtown. Complete colonization of the Midsouth is expected to begin by mid 2013, that is if the Mayans were wrong.
Regarding Five Guys’ food, I stand by my old review. They serve nothing but over priced fast food. I recall their fries being good, but that was early on and I now doubt they hold a candle to the great fries at Majestic, Interim, Kooky Canuck, Next Door or Young Avenue Deli. If I were to have written that review today, I’d give Five Guys a generous 2 out of 5 stars. Best Memphis Burger is about local food. If a chain is getting a lot of hype, like Five Guys or BGR, I welcome guest reviews, but I have to get behind the Break the Chain – Eat Local movement. Going forward, my reviews will only cover Local.
For complete details about the new Five Guys locations, check out Sarah Baker’s Article in The Daily News.
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