Best fast food chain burger?

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  1. gdl203

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    I don't really consider Five Guys fast food. You wait for your food 100% of the time you order, and there is no drive through.
    1) I don't know what a drive-through is and don't want to know. Certainly having one has nothing to do with being a fast food place - considering all the urban fast food places.
    2) You wait a few minutes at 5 Guys but you also wait a few minutes at In n Out, or any place where the burgers are made to order.

    If 5G is not fast food, what exactly is it? There's no table service and you eat a burger wrapped in paper along with fries in a paper cup...
     


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    1) I don't know what a drive-through is and don't want to know. Certainly having one has nothing to do with being a fast food place - considering all the urban fast food places.
    2) You wait a few minutes at 5 Guys but you also wait a few minutes at In n Out, or any place where the burgers are made to order.

    If 5G is not fast food, what exactly is it? There's no table service and you eat a burger wrapped in paper along with fries in a paper cup...


    In-n-Out was founded on drive-through service, so if you've been to In-n-Out you would have seen the drive-through lane and the focus on, well, getting "in and out" quickly. In fact, I believe that the relatively recent San Francisco location was the first In-n-Out burger not to feature a drive-through lane, but that may be urban legend.

    Like others, I haven't considered 5 Guys to meet the fast food definition because it doesn't have a drive through, ever, and your burger doesn't even get started until after you've ordered. It's pretty close, I suppose, but no closer than your typical pizzeria or sandwich shop, which I also would not consider fast food.
     


  3. ChicagoRon

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    This is really a connundrum.

    Five Guys also uses NO INGREDIENTS that were ever frozen.... It's a quick-service or economy specialty franchise food joint. It is hard to say, though, that it's closer to Applebee's or Friday's than McDonalds.
     


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    I thought I remember reading someplace that Five Guys tries to get your food out within 7 minutes of ordering. I've never timed it as I usually pass the time by eating the free peanuts.
     


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    In-n-Out was founded on drive-through service, so if you've been to In-n-Out you would have seen the drive-through lane and the focus on, well, getting "in and out" quickly. In fact, I believe that the relatively recent San Francisco location was the first In-n-Out burger not to feature a drive-through lane, but that may be urban legend.
    That's interesting background but my points 1 and 2 were unrelated so I'm not sure what you're trying to say or respond to with the In n Out story.
    Like others, I haven't considered 5 Guys to meet the fast food definition because it doesn't have a drive through, ever, and your burger doesn't even get started until after you've ordered. It's pretty close, I suppose, but no closer than your typical pizzeria or sandwich shop, which I also would not consider fast food.
    A sandwich shop is a fast food place. A pizza joint that serves you stuff to go is a fast food place. A pizzeria were you sit down and are served at your table is not a fast food joint. Living in an urban area, the whole drive-through parameter is simply irrelevant to me. None of the fast food joints where I live have drive-throughs.
     


  6. sho'nuff

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    anybody mention Swiss mushroom angus burger from Mcdonalds???

    that is the one thing that makes me go back to mcdonalds on occasion.

    also their fries and apple pies and mcnuggets.
    and their quarter pounders .
    and occasionally their filet o fish
     


  7. ginlimetonic

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    2 cheeseburgesr cost less than a double cheeseburger in Sydney, Australia

    MY favorite is buying 2 cheeseburgers and stacking them on top of each other. More bread and more pickles than a regular double cheeseburger.
     


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    The new McDonald's Angus Burgers are surprisingly good. I also like a Wendy's classic triple every now and then.
     


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    Could have been taekwondo or something. Well Jai Ho to you and your boxing comrade.

    Sorry, but Indians are the worst athletes in the world. How can a country with over a billion people win only three medals in the 2008 summer olympics (and only ONE in 2004)???

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_Su...cs_medal_table
     


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    Another vote for Whataburger in Texas. 5 Guys is good, but they serve their burgers well done, for which they receive demerits.
     


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    harvey's
     


  12. nyarkies

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    Bobby's burger palace... Does that count?
     


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    In&Out..no contest
     


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    MOS Burger! Then Freshness burger.
     


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    MOS Burger! Then Freshness burger.

    Sick. I was really craving a burger when I was working in Singapore and got one from MOS Burger. Utterly disgusting.
     


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