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Dec 17, 2011 10:17 AM

Five Guys in Flemington?

I have read that Five Guys plans to open a restaurant at the old Blockbuster location on Reaville Avenue. Today I drove by the location and there are big signs in the windows saying 'Space Available'. Anyone know what's going on?

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  1. The Five Guys website lists that address as "coming soon," so we'll see. It's going to be across the street from Cheeburger Cheeburger.

    1. I believe it is going to be in the Blockbuster space. They probably don't remove the "space available" sign until someone moves in, as they probably have other space to sell also.

      1. I read the same thing - and I just can't believe another hamburger restaurant is moving in across the street from Cheeburger Cheeburger, as well as a McDonald's. I realize that Five Guys and McDonald's are not at the same level in the restaurant heirarchy - but still, just how many friggin hamburger joints can the area support?!?

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        1. re: flourgirl

          At least as many as pizza places? :) FWIW, 25 Burgers is supposed to be opening in Flemington as well. 25B beats them all, no contest, in my opinion.

          1. re: MarlboroMan

            We always talk about how many pizza places there are, and I don't understand how they all stay open either. We patronize one of them - just one, that's it.

            And we like our hamburgers as much as the next guy - but we can make awesome hamburgers at home. Fries too. I make pizza also, and it's very good, but it's not the same as I can get at a good pizza parlor.

            I just think that there is such a thing as over-saturation, not to mention that we have such a shortage of good ethnic restaurants in the area. A shortage of good restaurants in general. I can't get excited about yet another hamburger joint.

            1. re: MarlboroMan

              Saw a sign today that 25 burgers is taking over the old pizza hut space right on the circle.

              1. re: madgreek99

                Yes, yesterday's Hunterdon Democrat had a front page article about this. Also, the article mentioned that Five Guys will occupy only part of the old Blockbuster space. That would explain why there are still signs on the Blockbuster building saying 'Space Available'.

                As noted in another thread, 25 Burgers is also opening a restaurant in the old Branchburg Diner on Route 22E. The restaurant is supposed to open "soon" but the 25 Burgers burgers are already available next door at The Royal bar.


          2. Five Guys is open, and has been for a while.

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            1. re: ambrose

              Tried Five Guys. Not particularly impressed with the burgers, and the day I went (about 3 weeks after opening) the staff was completely overwhelmed by the volume of patorns and it was chaos/pandemonium in the seating area. I'll give them another try now that the staff has had more hands-on experience and presumably the crowds are smaller. However, IMHO, the burgers at the nearby 25 Burgers (in the old Pizza Hut, near Burlington Coat Factory) are much more flavorful.

              1. re: Forklaw

                Five Guys burgers are decent enough that I have one every now and again, but I generally don't like the way they are run. Small tables, noisy, and even dine in orders are brown bagged. My favorite of the "better burger" places is Smashburger. I also prefer Elevation Burger to Five Guys.

            2. Are "Hounds" actually interested in mass produced foil wrapped greasy, soggy fast food burgers? I could see maybe blazing thru for a pouch of OK fries, but burgers? Feh...