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Five Guys Burgers and Fries is coming to Pelham Manor

Pelham Weekly made the announcement in the 1/1/2010 edition. No date was given, but it sounds like a "sure thing". It'll be at 825 Pelham Pkwy. Pelham, NY, where the new BJs wholesale club is. Five Guys has received some positive mentions here on Chowhound.

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  1. Oh good! Is this one of those places I keep seeing on the Travel Channel where the burgers are massive?

    I hope they don't sell healthy burgers and healthy portions!

    *rats, from their menu it seems they do concentrate on healthy.

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    1. re: anonymouse1935

      I like the sound of the cheese burger with lettuce, tomato, mustard and jalapenos. Anyway, time will tell.

      1. re: anonymouse1935

        The burgers are not massive, they are regular sized and all cooked well done, they will not do medium rare. The burgers are good, I will say that. the fires need to be taken out of the bag asap otherwise they will get soggy.

        1. re: roro1831

          Like any chain, quality control is an issue. We went to a 5 Guys in Melbourne, FL. On that day, fries production got way ahead of burger production. The fries we were served had sat in their styrofoam cup a good 5 minutes before they were served to us with our burgers. We immediately dumped them out of their cup but it was already too late. There's no other word for it; they were soggy.

          1. re: roro1831

            I don't patronize places that will not cook burgers MY WAY which is medium rare. I'm the customer. I'm paying. Therefore I should be able to get it cooked MY way.

            1. re: ajs42548

              Er, I'm not aware of any/many fast food places that cook other than well done.

          2. re: anonymouse1935

            Actually the burgers were the smallest I have ever seen. About 1/2 the size of the bun, and thin and squeezed out.

          3. On Christmas Eve we got 5 Guys. It was delicious! For 2 large double burgers (one with cheese) and a 'regular' fries AND a small burger it was $16. Not terrible. The burgers were really good and the fries were amazing.

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            1. re: CurlieGlamourGirlie

              Thanks so much! It sounds like it'll be a nice addition to this neighborhood.

              1. re: Pat Hammond

                If it's any consolation, my husband is a burger nut. He said it's one of the best burgers he's had on Long Island. He said it's still under California burgers, but on par with burgers we had from Burger 9.5!

                He was the one who picked up our order (we did take out) and he said the people there were really pleasant.

                Enjoy!

              2. re: CurlieGlamourGirlie

                See, that was my only objection. I think that price is WAY too high for fast food.

              3. Don't get your hopes up on five guys. Their hamburgers are like hockey pucks and only come well done, but they are juicy or should I say greasy.

                Their fries are terrific and the portion size is very large. I have never been able to finish the fries there are so many of them.

                The hamburger is hard, dark brown without a trace that it is real meat. There is no touch of red or pink that would clue you in that it is a conventional hamburger. It may be deep fried or incinerated some other way. It does not have that beefy taste of a good hamburger, just salt and grease. Burgers are just ordinary size and not massive.

                Enjoy the fries!

                ~Fred19

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                1. re: Fred19

                  i disagree, i've had 5 guys and the burgers are consistently juicy and delicious, the fries are OK, not great
                  overall a great bang for the buck

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                  1. 5G is what it is. In some locations, an upper-tier fast food type burger. In other locations, not so much. Not a destination burger for me at all. But if Westport location does it right and I am in need of a quick burger fix I will consider it. All the other similar style of burgers in the FFD area are "meh" to me...

                  2. Folks, please keep the discussion focused on Five Guys in Pelham. General discussions about the Five Guys chain belong on the Chains board (http://chowhound.chow.com/boards/32 ); General discussions of what constitutes good should be conducted on General Topics (http://chowhound.chow.com/boards/27 ).

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                    1. re: The Chowhound Team

                      We are looking forward to the Pelham location. We Visited the one in Havertown, PA where our friends live and wished they had one closer to us. The burger meat it thin but you can add any toppings you want for no extra charge and peanut for the table. We will visit when they open.

                      1. re: DobbsFoodie

                        i walked in the one in rockland that stuff is not what i want to eat and cant we call these places something other then a restaurant .

                        1. re: moron66

                          In White Plains, across the stree from Walmart where the old donut/coffee shop was located, there was a banner announcing that a Five Guys would be opening soon. I think that you mentioned in another post that spot was supposed to be a pizza place??

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                          Five Guys
                          7 Southside Dr Ste 107, Clifton Park, NY 12065

                          1. re: Maryld

                            there is a Chee-burger Chee-burger opening on Mamaroneck Ave too, excellent burgers and shakes there, ive had them when they were open in the Palisades mall

                            1. re: bonacbub

                              I wish Jackson Hole would come to White Plains. They do rare. BTW Legal Seafood has a phenomenal Tuna Burger. Not cheap but your cardiologist will approve.

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                              Jackson Hole
                              232 E 64th St, New York, NY 10065

                            2. re: Maryld

                              Yeah. They are building Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza. A great sports bar concept from Ft. Lauderdale.

                              1. re: Barrels41

                                As I mentioned, I saw the 5 Guys sign there last week, However, on Monday it was gone. So who knows what's going to be in that spot. Do you have it on good authority that it's going to be the pizza place?

                                1. re: Maryld

                                  So we're getting either a chain burger place or a chain pizza place? Wow.

                                  1. re: wincountrygirl

                                    Exactly. However, given the fact that space has been derelict for so long, it's good to see some sort of business--and jobs-- coming into the area.

                                2. re: Barrels41

                                  Isn't Anthony's a very largechain, not just from Ft. Lauderdale but with some 24 locations all but two of which are in Florida? I really can't get excited about another mass market chain restaurant anywhere in White Plains or elsewhere in Westchester. I know I should give it a chance before criticizing so I withhold actual judgment until I have first hand knowledge of it.

                                  But really, don't we have enough pizza up here and certainly access to great pizza within 20 miles? I'd say yes. Sadly I lived in Florida for four very long years. Not a pizza town. Well, not a good pizza town. Actually a pathetic place for pizza so really, I'm not exactly jumping up and down about this news.

                          2. re: The Chowhound Team

                            Oops, sorry. I should have read the whole thread before posting. Mea culpa.