A few years ago my office hosted a law student for a summer, from France. While she was here, she fell in love with the greasy burgers and overflowing fries (chips) at Five Guys and said she wanted to be the first Five Guys franchise in France. The company was founded in 1998 here where I live, by a father and his four sons, later joined by a fifth brother. One of them recently bought an antebellum mansion overlooking the Potomac River just south of here, a deteriorating pile of bricks, pulled a demolition permit late one afternoon, and leveled the place before anyone could scream preservation. He is building a modern greek revival manse, how big is it, it has a structural steel superstructure, it was too large for traditional framing to hold it up. The pool house and gym, are something like 5,000 sq. ft. It is gorgeous. I wonder how many burgers and fries paid for it.
The Five Guys at the top was going in near Tower Bridge in London last spring. I will admit I have stopped at McDonalds a time or two or three when traveling, but usually not. In a moment of confusion, it looks like a place for order and reason, until they ask if you want red or white wine with my Big Mac meal deal combo.
I'm not much into modern Greek revival..it comes across as gauche and tacky. Have you seen RuPaul's new BH mansion....gawdy!!!!!!!!!!!!ReplyDelete
I have been once to Five Guys....to much grease! Didn't care for it personally.
And too many friesDelete
RuPaul's house... gawdy??? I just can't imagine!Delete
Have never been to a Five Guys, though I've heard of them. Not likely to visit even if they arrive in Spain.ReplyDelete
You have such wonderful food options, you never write about fast food, except Nathans when you are visiting your brother,Delete
been to a five guys in delaware; too damn greasy and I like my fries crispy, not limp. never again.ReplyDelete
we have a new place here called mooyah (https://www.mooyah.com/locations/blue-bell-pa-288). have not tried it yet. reminds me of fuddrucker's though.
Some things in life should not be limpDelete
heh heh heh, I know of one certain thing...Delete
I have never eaten at a Five Guys; I am not much for fast food.ReplyDelete
You haven't missed much, greasy burgers, and overflowing limp fries.Delete
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I am not a fan of Five Guys. I haven't been impressed with their burgers or fries. There are too many other places that do a better job.ReplyDelete
Demolition of an historic property by neglect is soon to be made illegal here.ReplyDelete
This was old, not necessarily historicDelete
Someone often eats at 5 Guys; he eats there with relish.ReplyDelete
His digestion is more robust than some of us.Delete