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Nov 12, 2009 01:38 PM

5 Guys Burgers in Calgary?

I heard a rumour that a 5 Guys had opened up in Calgary - is this true, and if so where is it???

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  1. Some googling shows that the first one has been looking for employees in Medicine Hat for their first location. The posting expires tomorrow. A USA Today article mentioned expansion to Calgary. Nothing on open dates or exact spots.

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    1. re: peter.v

      Boo - too bad. Hopefully they make the move to Canada soon...

      1. re: peter.v

        They had a float in the Stampede Parade too. Weird that there is still no mention of a Calgary location. I checked back then and there was nothing at all for Calgary. Maybe they were hoping to generate interest....

        1. re: peter.v

          Has anyone had both 5 guys and Fuddruckers? Fuddruckers is still the best burger I've had, although it was so long ago perhaps sentiment is getting in the way of memory.. and I've had In-n-Out too.

        2. They are indeed opening a Calgary location - not sure where or when, but I know one of the guys involved in the venture. I'll post further if I hear anything else.

          1. I've never heard of 5 guys burgers, are they any good?

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            1. re: Smudge007


              Fresh burgers Smudge, they have a passionate following and get quite the praise. Started out of Virginia if I remember correctly.

              1. re: raidar

                yes, they started out in Virginia. they only do burgers, fries and hot dogs...but they do them VERY WELL. Lots of fresh toppings to choose from. The stores (at least in the states) do not even have freezers in them. If you followed the presidential campaign, this is where Obama went for burgers for lunch one day. They also give you peanuts in the shell to eat while you're in line. If/when they come - you need to give them a try.

              2. re: Smudge007

                Their bugers are SO GOOD! We tried them while in DC (before we saw the President go there) and couldn't believe our tastebuds. And you can add any toppings (including cheese or bacon) for free. they are mostly in the eastern states, but I saw there is one near Seattle...

              3. Here's the website for Canada - minimal information besides corporate office contact.

                1. I called corporate proper a while back and they said that they were shooting for a January opening. I just emailed the local folks at the address on the Canadian website to see if there's any new news. Will update here when I hear back.

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                  1. re: darelleats

                    And what did they say when you asked about location? You DID ask for the location, right, Mr Journalist?

                    Incidentally Darell, something I've been wanting to say to you for a while, well two things: One is that I love your ffwd burger reviews. Second is that I completely disagree with the idea (I think I read this from you) that burger toppings should be cold. Nothing destroys a burger, IMHO, like cold toppings- well maybe lettuce. Lettuce destroys burgers completely. Pickles, onions and condiments should be room temp. IMHO.

                    1. re: John Manzo

                      Thanks John! I stand by my personal preference for cold produce, but totally see where you're coming from. I like the contrast cold produce adds and have fond memories of these from my childhood:

                      As for the Calgary location, Five Guys wouldn't tell me. They suggested that I call back closer to year's end. I have also not heard back from the local folks that I emailed, so I guess I'll call corporate again this week. Corporate also only mentioned the Calgary and Langley locations when asked if there were more locations opening in Canada when I called.

                      Will update y'all if I find out more!



                      1. re: darelleats

                        Checked the website. They don't have the Calgary location posted yet.. but here is the info for the Langley location:

                        Thunderbird Village
                        201599 88 Avenue
                        Langley, BC V1M 0A4