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New Five Guys Burgers Location coming soon!

I grabbed some Five Guys today and I asked the guy taking my order if any ither locations are coming, and to my surprise, there is finally a location that will be within Toronto!

The new location will be located at Eglinton and Warden, just a few minutes away from home for me, and much more convenient for everyone coming from the East End of Toronto. Apparently the location will be opening in about 6 weeks.

Now, if only Chipotle would open a location in the same area...

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  1. Good, they can kill off that lame Licks knockoff, Jetsun's.

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    1. re: sbug206

      Licks "knockoff"? As if Licks is worth copying?

      1. re: TexSquared

        Been to both... Please don't bring 'The Guys' down to Lick's level... ugh

        1. re: JesPlease

          My impression of Jetsun's was it was like Lick's but not as good.

          DT

          1. re: Davwud

            "it was like Lick's but not as good."

            Thanks for the heads-up, that's a warning to me never to set foot in there. Five Guys will finish them off. Jetsun's might as well move, they have been given 2 months advanced notice of their demise...

            1. re: TexSquared

              I've been to Jetsuns 3 times. I think they are far better than Lick's and their frozen patties. And the fries are a lot better than 5 guys yet much fewer. Its also not overpriced.

              $14+ for a cheeseburger fries and soda fountain pop is ridiculous so I don't think 5 guys will put anyone under any time soon.

              1. re: GlennScarborough

                I tried Jetsun's. I wouldn't even go back for a free burger.

                DT

                1. re: Davwud

                  Lick's loaf of bread and seasonings meatloaf burgers aren't hard to beat. So disappointing considering they used to be okay. Stop diversifying and get back to your core products Lick's!!!

                  I've tried all 3; 5G, Lick's, and Jetsun's. None come even remotely close to Goody's Diner. And Goody's does it for $8. for a fresh burger on a fresh bun with fresh fries.
                  http://www.goodysdiner.com/images/Men...

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                  Goody's Diner
                  133 Manville Rd, Unit 17, Toronto, ON , CA

                  1. re: Googs

                    I gotta get me there Googs.

                    What else do they do well??

                    DT

                    1. re: Davwud

                      I don't think Goody's is open anymore.

                      1. re: sweetie

                        You are correct.

                        From their fb page.

                        "A huge thank you to all our valued customers at Goody’s Diner – your patronage was greatly appreciated. It was great getting to know many fabulous people and we’re glad you enjoyed Goody’s so much!

                        We certainly appreciate everyone’s well wishes and concern. Unfortunately we have had to make a very difficult decision & Goody’s Diner is closed due to very high operating and product costs. Many of you know we operate two businesses – Noble Culinary and Goody’s. It’s become too much to operate both business and we will continue only with Noble Culinary.

                        The Goody’s team had a lot of fun and truly enjoyed serving everyone!

                        All this being said, Chef says ‘never say never’…"

                        DT

                    2. re: Googs

                      Here here.

                      The best in under $15 burgers,
                      Goody's Diner and Starr burger in Whitby are the best burgers,

      2. I was very disappointed in the Five Guys burger I had in NYC. Like really really disappointed.....however I will give them at least a couple more shots once they open up here.

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        1. re: szw

          Never mind the burger, just live on the fries.

        2. All I can say is, sweeeeeet.... I grew up in that area and know it well, and will definitely pay Five Guys a visit once it opens there. Thank you for making my day!

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          1. re: TexSquared

            Its nice to have a 5-guys so close, I just wish it was a bit cheaper. Burger Priest is probably actually a bit cheaper, with (imho) better fries and a better burger, but the Cajun fries at 5G can be pretty good, and I like their toppings. Maybe this will drive out Jetsuns Juicyburger and the Licks location in the area, and maybe Chipotle will take one of their spots!

            1. re: jmarcroyal

              I haven't been to BP and I am actually surprised they'd be cheaper than 5G. Not having prices on the websites (in both cases) make this a bit more difficult to verify so I'll take your word for it.

              But if I can avoid the hassles of going downtown (gas plus the cost of parking, or the time and cost of GO Transit + TTC) by driving the short distance on the 401 from Pickering to Scarborough, 5G wins hands down; those costs are not insignificant and would easily make up for the allegedly lower BP pricing.

              I plan to support Five Guys bigtime once they open in Scarborough. They impressed me in Detroit and I'm glad to see them here.

              1. re: TexSquared

                This could be the next big thing since Krispy Kreme! I too, am anxious to try this!

                1. re: Poorboy

                  Probably won't have the same fate.

                  1. re: callitasicit

                    Hopefully not, but it seems to me that we're reaching the burger saturation point with the multitude of places that have opened in the last several years. I wouldn't be surprised to see some closures or menu expansions at some of these spots soon.

                    1. re: Yongeman

                      If I had to vote three places "off the island" I'd say Licks, Johnny's, and South Street... there's already at least one casualty of this saturation, Pink Burger (like that was a surprise!)

                      Five Guys has thrown down the gauntlet with their "free toppings" policy. That will set them apart from the others that like to charge 25 cents to $1.00 for them, each.

                      1. re: TexSquared

                        Just to clear up the prices, At BP their double double with fries and a pop comes up to around $13. At 5G, their Regular Cheese(2 patty) with a regular fries and regular pop cost I believe a little over $14. I think I have that right anyway...

                        As for parking, BP is actually not bad for that.Theres only like 2 pay spots in front of it, but right beside it is the parking lot for KFC and its always empty and free. If you try to go to BP during rush hour, traffic will be a nightmare, but if you dont mind going late like I tend to, its not bad. I just take Kingston road all the way down to queen and take a right, its just a few stores down on the right side.

                        5G burger is pretty good, I love the toppings and one plus is that they have free refills on the drinks. But I gotta say the burger at BP is just something special. I dont know how to describe it, maybe its juicier, theres a nice crust on the patty, its a definete must try.

                        That being said, im so glad to have a 5G in the area, it blows the competition away. If only they would make a 24hour location, or atleast open til 12 or 1!

                        1. re: TexSquared

                          Harvey's and Hero Burger are certainly off the island too.

                          DT

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                          Hero Burgers
                          100 Wellington W, Toronto, ON M5H3X7, CA

                          1. re: Davwud

                            Harvey's isn't even in the same league as the others we've voted off.... it's the worst chain of them all.

            2. OOOHHHHH YEAHHHHH, still not downtown though.....

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              1. re: Bobby Wham

                Downtown is oversaturated with burger places, suburbs are underserved (other than by crap like Licks or Wimpy's...). Five Guys is opening where they have no competition, and will make it harder for the downtown guys when they try to expand north. Smart move on their part.

                1. re: TexSquared

                  Five Guys does have competition at that location, its just really crappy. Jetsuns, Licks, Retroburger, what a joke!

                  Ill take Wendys over those places lol

                  1. re: jmarcroyal

                    Like I said, they are opening where they have no competition :-) Five Guys could put Licks and South Street out of business if they play their cards right. Starting with saturating the suburbs and forget about downtown.

                  2. re: TexSquared

                    "Five Guys is opening where they have no competition, and will make it harder for the downtown guys when they try to expand north."

                    So, all Five Guys needs to do now is learn how to make a decent hamburger. I've tried several different locations, and judging by what I got, they still have a long way to go. It's a fast food burger at 'designer' prices.

                    1. re: The Professor

                      i agree the prices are higher then they should be, but its a quality product still. Id like to see it cost atleast 20% less, or offer a bit of a deal with a combo, but considering the overall size of the franchise, im pretty sure they wont be changing a damn thing. Maybe once they have more locations open in Toronto and the GTA they can save money by Economy of Scale, and perhaps they will pass the savings down to the customer, but time will tell...

                2. If the Five Guys web site is correct, it looks to be at 800 Warden; so this looks to be south of Eglinton.

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                  1. re: Spelunk

                    Yea I noticed that, it puts it somewhere around where the Lowes is located, so its the South/West plaza, which also contains a Futureshop and a few other places. Atleast theres plenty of parking spots...

                    1. re: jmarcroyal

                      I was in the area yesterday and I drove through the plaza to see where it might be, and that address, 800 Warden, is actually the Lowes. Is it possible that the Five Guys will be located inside the Lowes, like a Harveys in a Home Depot?

                      Do they do that in the States?

                      Seems kinda bizarre, both other locations are right beside the road and are nice and visible, this seems to be more tucked away, albeit in a very busy plaza...

                      1. re: jmarcroyal

                        That plaza's been dead ever since Walmart moved across the street. The Winners is gone now too, being replaced by Marshall's.

                        They won't have any visibilty from Eglinton as the flea market building blocks off line of sight into that plaza.