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Jan 5, 2011 09:00 AM

5 Guys Burgers- Woodbridge

Location is the strip mall at the SW corner of Weston and 7. Store is a good sized space beside the Pizza Pizza. At lunch today, I walked in and asked people working inside when they are opening to which they responded mid-February. Finally a good burger in the area.

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  1. What about Hero Burgers in the Colossus parking lot? Granted, they're toppings can be a little pretentious and expensive, but the burger itself is amazing.

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    1. re: Midknight

      hero does do a decent fast food burger, but i've heard a ton of positive reviews about the 5 guys chain, and i'm looking forward to seeing what the buzz is about. that being said, i am bracing myself for all the burger snobs that will be posting on this thread asking about if 5 guys does medium rare burgers. i swear, they are almost as bad as the "the curds have to squeek" poutine people.

      1. re: petpod

        "i am bracing myself for all the burger snobs that will be posting on this thread asking about if 5 guys does medium rare burgers. i swear, they are almost as bad as the "the curds have to squeek" poutine people."

        Thanks for bringing that up. I don't know what's worse, burger snobs or sushi snobs.

        1. re: TexSquared

          dont forget the chicken wing snobs...

            1. re: TexSquared

              How about the number of chain snobs on Chowhound? If it's a chain, any kind of chain, then it MUST be bad, automatically.

              But enough about snobs. Any kind of a recommendation for a good burger restaurant is definitely worth sitting up and paying attention to as they are hard to find. My fall back is Harvey's (one of my personal favs since my childhood), but 5-Guys, which I've never heard of, I'll have to try.

              I really enjoy Hero's (and Jetsun's in Scarborough) because they slightly char the outside of the burger, but keep the inside still nice and moist.
              Does anyone know if 5 Guys will be a comparable "product" in their cooking method?

          1. re: TexSquared

            I feel like you're not familiar with what fresh cheese should taste like.

            1. re: TexSquared

              Check out the other threads for the recent openings. There's already complaints about not being able to order medium, various artisanal cheese toppings, etc.

              1. re: abigllama

                They can all go waste their money on "m-brgr" or other similarly ridiculously overpriced hype. I'm just waiting for Five Guys to open closer to me, over on the east end of the GTA.

              2. re: TexSquared

                I am not at all a burger snob, but after having a mid-rare burger at an Outback in the US upon being recommended it by my waitress (I never would have thought to ask for this myself), my mind was completely blown about how amazing a burger can be. To try to recapture the experience here in Canada, I went to a few Outback restaurants, who refused to repeat the experience I had in the US, and the burgers were dry and disappointing by comparison. Indeed, I have yet to have as good a burger here in Canada anywhere as I did at a chain in the US, which I find bizarre, and it probably has to do with restaurants insisting on cooking burgers to death.

                Also, I love poutine with or without squeaky cheese, but I have to say that it really is nicer with squeaky cheese: more fun to eat, and better textured.

                Recognizing what makes food good and wanting that does not make you a snob, unless you are a snob looking for a cause.

                (I wish 5 Guys would move up here to Ottawa. I had a burger and fries at a location by DC, and was blown away by how delicious it was.)

              3. re: petpod

                I was tracking down 5 Guys in Montreal and someone on the Quebec board actually did complain that they would not cook them a medium burger! 5 Guys is excellent but I hope people keep in mind that it is fast food done really well. Your patty will get not any extra attention than the other half dozen on the grill next to it. Burger snobs will hate it but ordering a medium rare burger at 5 guys would be about as plausable as doing the same at Wendy's.

              4. re: Midknight

                Well if you think hero is amazing, 5 Guys is bound to blow your mind.

              5. Burger snob here - 5 Guys does not do medium rare as per their policy. Pretty good burgers though, I would rank them below Shake Shack as far as US chains go.

                1. Don't get your hope too high. Middle of the road, good but not great. I like a grilled onion, jalepeno and mushroom bacon burger. Skip the cajun fries, the regular ones are better.

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                  1. re: imachimper

                    Couldn't agree more. Sorry guys, it's not the burger you want it to be. Overhyped to the extreme. At least the one I tried in Kingston was.

                    1. re: miketoronto

                      Is the USA 5 Guys comparable to the Woodbridge or Mississauga location?
                      It is based on the US chain, right?

                      1. re: 5andman

                        What's the Mississauga location?

                        1. re: duckdown

                          Erin Mills & Burnamthorpe (about a block south of Burnamthorpe) where the plaza is.
                          I noticed the 5 Guys sign driving north of Erin Mills.

                          1. re: 5andman

                            Cool thanks for the info -- is it already open? (The Mississauga location)


                  2. A discussion of Five Guys vs. Fuddrucker's has been split and moved to the Chains board. You can find the thread here:


                      1. re: Michael N

                        Seriously. Someone in Woodbridge can surely answer this simple question.

                        1. re: Michael N

                          Was in the mood for a good burger on Saturday evening and drove past hoping to try the hyped 5-Guys, but it's still not open. The counters seem to be in place and there's still a big "Now Hiring" sign in the window, but nothing stating an opening date that I noticed

                          1. re: Midknight

                            Thanks for the update Midknight! It seems like they are taking forever with this location.

                            1. re: callitasicit

                              I read somewhere -- possibly TasteTO -- that it wasn't expected to open until the 15th. I did that edit to the database back in January, so that's been the expected opening date for awhile. I'd check back tomorrow.

                              Five Guys Burgers & Fries
                              7600 Weston Rd, Vaughan, ON L4L 8B7, CA

                              1. re: Jacquilynne

                                I went in at lunch today and people were working inside getting it ready. They informed me that their plan was to open next Tuesday the 22nd. As mentioned, the counters are in and they had a lot of the signage ready to put up. Looking forward to it!