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Five Guys Burgers coming to Station Landing in Medford

alsaman Jan 14, 2011 03:11 PM

I drive by Station Landing everyday on my way to work and lo and behold today I saw a sign on one of the store fronts that said Five Guys Burgers!! Their website confirms that it will be "opening soon" but no date was posted.

Five Guys Burgers
269 Patriot Pl, Foxboro, MA 02035

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    smtucker RE: alsaman Jan 14, 2011 03:29 PM

    Oh dear. That isn't good news at all.... way too convenient!

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      alsaman RE: smtucker Jan 14, 2011 04:02 PM

      Yes a bit scary. I can stop in on the way to AND from work!!

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        EWSflash RE: smtucker Jan 14, 2011 04:08 PM

        So- what's great about Five Guys? I'm curious because one just opened a week or two ago up really close to me and I just heard the name for the first time about two months ago...

        BTW, I'm not a big fan of In-n-Out or fast food burgers in general except for Burger King- I'm used to a little char. What's Five Guys got going for them?

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          twentyoystahs RE: EWSflash Jan 14, 2011 05:23 PM

          You like Burger King better than In-N-Out? If so, I'm not sure you'll find Five Guys has anything going for them...;)

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            Jenny Ondioline RE: EWSflash Jan 14, 2011 08:15 PM

            In that case, you're not going to like Five Guys at all. They do flat-patty griddled (not grilled) burgers: what Kenji Alt called "west-coast style" in a Boston Globe piece a while back, even though they started in the DC era. It sounds like you don't like that kind of burger, though, so this place isn't for you.

            I like them fine, but since both Flat Patties and Uburger--who do this style of burger as well or better than Five Guys--are more convenient to me, I rarely ever eat there.

            Flat Patties
            81 Mount Auburn St, Cambridge, MA 02138

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          tamerlanenj RE: alsaman Jan 15, 2011 03:50 AM

          As Five guys expands it gets worse and worse. Odd that they picked station landing, the stupidest development in greater boston's history.

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            Mike5966 RE: tamerlanenj Jan 15, 2011 04:05 AM

            I'm from the DC area and really liked Five Guys in their early days. Now, every time I go there expecting a replica of great Five Guys burger experiences past, I am disappointed almost every time with the cold, unmelted cheese and the limp, underseasoned patty.

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              C. Hamster RE: tamerlanenj Jan 15, 2011 04:59 AM

              Station Landing is rather odd ....

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                debidokun RE: C. Hamster Jan 15, 2011 06:32 AM

                Why? Thanks.

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                  tamerlanenj RE: debidokun Jan 15, 2011 09:05 AM

                  It's a small faux-new urbanist "downtown" that's in the middle of vast surburban sprawl on the side of a highway. They even have...haha...BENCHES.

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                    hckybg RE: tamerlanenj Jan 15, 2011 09:28 AM

                    Where better to eat boardwalk-style fries than on a bench?

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                      tamerlanenj RE: hckybg Jan 15, 2011 11:10 AM

                      Bench on a city street or boardwalk=good

                      Bench on a strip mall disguised as a "city block" next to the highway=bad

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              ajmoose RE: alsaman Jan 17, 2011 08:02 AM

              in case no one has mentioned it, they are going into Kmart Plaza in Saugus too. Between these two, and the oft discussed, and hopefully soon to open Stoneham location, i just may be able to eat every meal at one or the other... lol

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                mcel215 RE: ajmoose Jun 2, 2011 04:37 PM

                Went to the Stoneham location tonight, have to say it's a pretty good cheeseburger. Although, I have never eaten at another Five Guys location before tonight.

                The fries are really good too.

                I wouldn't go once a week, but it sure beats other fast food burgers for me.

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                  rockbound RE: mcel215 Jun 2, 2011 04:54 PM

                  I stopped in Winchester, VA for my first Five Guys cheeseburger and fries. The burger was
                  good in the griddled/greasy variety. The "cajun fries" were terrible. Poorly spiced and mushy. Not crispy at all. Overall I'd go back if I'm in the mood for a fast food chowdown and I'm on the road and need food near the Interstate. Just sayin'...

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                    Fly RE: rockbound Jun 3, 2011 05:41 AM

                    Five Guy's fries are by far the worst in the fast food industry. They're close to inedible. Squishy, oversalted (or unsalted), and way, way too many of them. Just an embarrassment to an otherwise pretty great burger place.

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                      omarba RE: Fly Jun 3, 2011 10:13 AM

                      Really? Love the fries there. made from real potatoes and always hot!! IMO too many is a good problem to have.

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                        mcel215 RE: omarba Jun 3, 2011 02:34 PM

                        I really liked that they are made from real potatoes too. I don't care for the skinny ones from McD's or BK, this medium size is just right for me too. :)

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                          T.Clark RE: mcel215 Jun 3, 2011 03:41 PM

                          I think McDonald's uses real potatoes too.

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                            mcel215 RE: T.Clark Jun 4, 2011 02:32 AM

                            I wasn't sure if they still did, but thanks.

                            I was referring more toward the shoe-string ones versus the more meaty size that 5 guys offers though. Those just taste better to me. :)

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                              threedogs RE: T.Clark Jun 8, 2011 06:39 AM

                              McD's uses real potatoes that come from giant bags in the freezer, lol...

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                          T.Clark RE: Fly Jun 3, 2011 10:20 AM

                          I agree on the fries, disgusting. Soggy, limp, wrong size cut. Double fry is the industry standard which they balk at. I'd take a good frozen fry than a fresh cut mushy fry any day.

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                            Jenny Ondioline RE: T.Clark Jun 3, 2011 12:46 PM

                            They become more acceptable if you *immediately* dump them out of the bag so they won't steam further, but yeah, they're proof that single-fried fries are inferior to double-fried.

                            But worst fries in the FF industry will always and forever be Burger King's title.

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                            hckybg RE: Fly Jun 4, 2011 03:25 PM

                            I love those fries, especially the Cajun ones. I'll take yours, and yours too.

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                              Elvis74 RE: hckybg Jun 4, 2011 03:57 PM

                              Stopped at the Five Guys in Saugus and it was my first Five Guys visit ever. Fries had no flavor and weren't even close to crispy-it was just big cooked batonnets of potato. Got a burger with mushrooms, onions, bacon, and bbq sauce; didn't taste like ANYTHING. No exaggeration. No flavor whatsoever. very disapointed. Sonic and Five Guys can go back to where they came, a freshly made Big Mac or a Whopper with Cheese DOMINATES the burger offerings from both of these joints.

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                                threedogs RE: Elvis74 Jun 8, 2011 06:45 AM

                                I'll skip any food from a fast food restaurant - but I had to try Five Guys when it first opened at Swampscott. Never went back. Thought it was way too much money for hyped up nothing - you gave a good description.

                                Guess I'm spoiled - I very seldom eat red meat these days, but when I do, I want it to be better than good. Used to eat a lot of burgers in my younger days, & I'm fussy. I thought the FG's burger was overcooked, and the reason they have all the added toppings is to distract from a poor grade of beef.

                                The fries, as I remember them, were soggy and also flavorless. Big waste of money (as they charged separate for both, instead of offering a combo meal like other fast food places do).

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