HOME > Chowhound > Ontario (inc. Toronto) >
Are you making a specialty food? Get great advice

Five Guys coming to Oshawa

BeanerSchitzl Jul 4, 2011 03:11 PM

Just saw the sign for the new 5 Guys location on Taunton Rd at Harmony (south side by Winners and BDubs).

I've been reading reviews of all the other locations and have mixed feelings - at least its something new even if the fare isn't always stellar. I hope this location gets it right.

  1. t
    TexSquared May 22, 2012 02:50 PM

    And they have a location opening up in Ajax now too, 140 Kingston Road East in the Durham Centre... across the parking lot from Costco, between the Black's Camera and the George Richards. Sign is up, no other signage as to opening date.

    Looks like South St. Burger across the street is about to get snuffed out.... nice!

    1. t
      TexSquared Jul 4, 2011 06:34 PM

      Music to my ears! Scarborough must be doing well for them to expand further east; this is a much faster expansion plan than I predicted. Just disappointed that they skipped over my immediate area (east Scarborough/Pickering/Ajax, along the water). If Oshawa does well I hope to see them in the Ajax or Pickering Smart-Centres.

      You sure you have the right intersection? Their website says 575 Laval Drive which is the Smart Centre with Walmart and Lowe's (west side of Stevenson north of 401).

      Keep up the game plan 5G - stay away from downtown!

      2 Replies
      1. re: TexSquared
        jamesm Jul 4, 2011 06:38 PM

        It's a savvy business plan and makes perfect sense. Go to the areas where even an average burger is considered an improvement.

        1. re: TexSquared
          ricoboxing Jul 5, 2011 05:47 AM

          yes you are right, it is gonna be by the walmart and lowes.

        2. GoodGravy Jul 4, 2011 03:26 PM

          It's a hamburger. Don't expect the second coming of the flying spaghetti monster. Just set your expectations to hamburger.

          7 Replies
          1. re: GoodGravy
            Vinnie Vidimangi Jul 4, 2011 03:30 PM

            It's peanuts baby!!!! And good ones (usually).

            1. re: GoodGravy
              BeanerSchitzl Jul 4, 2011 03:36 PM

              Understood :) Just looking for something thats not McD's etc out in the 'burbs here.
              We don't get a Burger Priest type joint- though Patty Shack is doing very well and does a good 4 oz 6 oz and 8 oz burger with tons of different toppings.
              would recommend them for any visitors to Downtown Oshawa

              1. re: BeanerSchitzl
                BusterRhino Jul 4, 2011 04:33 PM

                You can easily get from one side of Oshawa to another in less than 15 minutes so you are never father away than 7 minutes from Downtown Oshawa, why wouldn't you just support the local guy?

                1. re: BusterRhino
                  jamesm Jul 4, 2011 04:49 PM

                  Well, we've heard many times on this board that 5 guys is going to put all the local 'poseurs' out of business, to the weird delight of some.

                  1. re: BusterRhino
                    BeanerSchitzl Jul 4, 2011 05:01 PM

                    Buster I do 'support the local guy' and have been here many times (great twopons over their twitter feed as well).

                    Nothing wrong with more choices...

                    1. re: BeanerSchitzl
                      BusterRhino Jul 4, 2011 05:10 PM

                      I agree with more choices, I do wish there was someone in Oshawa doing a Griddled burger like the Burgers Priest (yes I love their burger). I have a love affair with burgers and truly would love to see someone open a Burgers Priest in Oshawa, between them and The Patty Shack it would be a huge win for Oshawa.

                2. re: GoodGravy
                  Wiley Jul 5, 2011 06:29 AM

                  Exactly..it's nothing you can't make as well at home..although the amount of fries impressed me.

                Show Hidden Posts