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Five Guys Burger and Fries coming to Shrewsbury

The former Peking Malaysia (which was Friendly's before that) on Route 35 in Shrewsbury is being renovated. The Five Guys sign is up. No word on website about opening date.

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  1. I just discovered the one in Brick about a month ago and have been back several times. Tasty little burgers and great fries. I can see why some folks out there rate it as the best burger. IMO for a fast food burger joint it simply can't be beat.

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    1. re: JerzeyShore

      I agree. I recently tried the one in Edison, and was plesantly surprised. I wish one was on Rt. 9 in Monmouth Co. somewhere, but I don't mind Edison.

      1. re: Angelina

        I haven't tried Five Guys in Brick yet. Wasn't sure if it would be good or not. I'll have to give it a try.

        1. re: DKNJ1999

          Love Five Guys. Theres one near me and I have to force myself to keep away (otherwise i would be 500 pounds!)

          1. re: J1Scarlett

            Been there twice in TR & that was the last.... I dont see the big deal
            Mc Donalds Third pounder is better then 5 Guys for sure.

    2. Five Guys appears to have opened this past weekend. Drove by there on Sunday (7/20) at dinner time and they were packed. I have never seen the parking lot that full even when it was Friendly's.

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      1. re: jfedorko

        Yes, it's open. I have alerted my doctor.

      2. OK I said I personally wouldn't go back, but the other day after seeing the BATMAN Movie my son wanted Franks Burger & fries. So to make him happy as a good daddy we went again after the movie....it was crowded......not much to choose from so we ordered two double cheeseburgers & of course their Fries. Honestly its a good burger for $5.00 each although you get everything in a brown paper bag , no plates, & courtesy Elephant peanuts too. The decor is simple with Critics "Best Burger" Accolades all over the walls & Cups, a possible decent alternative to other Fast Food Joints....good yes....
        "BEST" No Way !

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            1. re: JessKidden

              Sorry for the typo I meant "Five Guys" LOL..........sorry

              1. re: Tapas52

                I agree...good solid burger...not the best by far. But they are fresh ground beef and they cook to order, which is nice for fast food. The "potato of the day" that they use for the fries is a clever touch and they are pretty good. Not a bad place to grab a quick burger, sure beats most fast food that's for sure!

                1. re: TedyB

                  Cook to order?!?! If I'm not mistaken the Five Guys in Brick would only do medium when we were there. It's my biggest gripe with most "chain" restaurants - don't tell me what I can and can't eat! Please tell me it's true =)

                2. re: Tapas52

                  Oh, OK. I didn't see "hot dogs" as something you'd ordered and when I first read your post, I thought ""Franks"? Wow, a '5 Guys' clone restaurant already- right down to the free peanuts, too!" <g>

                  I guess I'm just amazed (still) at the "clone" phenomenon in US retailing. I mean, when shopping I never know if I'm in a Lowes or Home Depot - Circuit City or Best Buy - Linens and Things or Bed, Bath and Beyond - Petsmart or Petco - Borders or Barnes & Nobles. And, if you don't believe that I get confused, just ask all the cashiers to whom I've given the wrong plastic membership discount card.

                  1. re: JessKidden

                    You are so right & dont forget the biggest clone of them all "The PIZZA Shop"

            2. Went there yesterday for lunch. The positive: great fries, and a long list of condiments (mushrooms, grilled onions, etc.) The negative: the buns are worthless. Mine fell apart before my first bite. I was so busy trying to hold it together and keep the mushrooms and onions near the meat that I couldn't really enjoy the meal. The neutral: the burger was ok. They only cook it well done, not medium as another said. That meant it was not very juicy and probably less flavorful. It was far better than McD's or BK, about on a par with Wendy's, good, but not great.

              I'll probably give it another try, and order condiments that won't destroy the bun, but unless I taste a big improvement, in the future I will probably only get the fries. (I might try a dog, though.)

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              1. re: cantkick

                I felt the same way.....who is giving them BEST BURGER reviews like the signs all over the walls of the place ....Its Just OK!!

              2. Finally tried it last week. Mediocre at best. The place is just an In-N'-Out knockoff with their not-so-secret secret menu, except 1) the ingredients are not as fresh as In-N'-Out and 2) the weather sucks.

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                1. re: Shu the Moody

                  I thought five guys was better than Bobby"s burger palace.

                2. Heard the hype. Finally had one a few months ago... burgers were tasty (but sloppy). Fries are the real deal. Been back a few more times with similar results.

                  Really like the options to top the burgers, but it does make them darn near impossible to keep together.

                  Fries are fantastic, and I'm glad that I tried the malt vinegar with them.

                  The wait for food is a bit on the long side. I understand the 'cooked when you order' idea, but let's not call it fast food. I think the next trip could be 'fries only', to check on timing.

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                  1. re: BigBlue120

                    We ate at Five Guys yesterday in TR been there many times... & although its not too bad...they need to correct their policy of wrapping the burgers in aluminum foil "so tightly" that when you open them at the table they are all smashed & steamed flattened Argggg!!!.....it ruins the whole dining experience.....I hope they are reading this also.