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Aug 25, 2010 12:42 PM


Read in Inquirer about new restaurant going in there. Believe it was Italian or a pizzeria. I know construction people are working there during the day/night. Does anyone know?


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  1. Yes. That is going to be the first unit of the reborn Gino's fast food hamburger chain.

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    1. re: cheesewit

      Wow! That is a blast from the past! "Everybody goes to Gino's 'Cause Gino's is the place to go!"

      1. My husband and I went to Gino's on Saturday for lunch. I couldn't wait to sink my teeth into a Gino Giant. While the burger and fries are very good, they were no the same as the Gino's from yesteryear. The Gino Giant was like if a Big Mac and a Whopper had an offspring, this would be it.

        The bun: The top of the bun was covered in sesame seeds, just like I remember the Gino Giant. It had a light yellow appearance, more like there was some egg mixed into the dough. It was also missing the center slice of roll.

        The meat: Good quality ground beef and not too greasy. Biggest difference, the bead was flame broiled. I distinctly remember Gino's using a griddle.

        The sauce: This was very close to McDonald's Big Mac sauce. Gino's sauce was thousand island based.

        What I really miss is the cardboard wrap around the sandwich!

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        1. re: justataste

          I tried them and found them really good as well. I recall Gino's from the late 70's-early 80's(when I was a little kid) before Roy Rogers bought them out and wrecked them, but don't recall how their burgers tasted, all I remember was they were big and thick compared to McDonalds or BK. The Gino Giant from the new Gino's did taste like it had Big Mac sauce on it, but I really liked it. I get the impression they are positioning themselves to take on Five Guys.

          Five Guys
          1650 Nixon Dr, Moorestown, NJ 08057

          1. re: 94Bravo

            Did they have the Sirloiner ?? I always wanted to get one of those raw, and take it to Burger King to get flame-broiled <g>. That would be great (the old Gino's was a griddle place.)

            To my knowledge only BK and Hardees use flame, and Hardees are pretty far to go for fast food (to my knowledge, Delaware, and maybe Harrisburg..) Hardees usually has some disgusting 50,000 calories triple-bacon-grease-mayonnaise burgers.