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Old 08-14-2013, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Hubby loves Five Guys. I get an upset stomach EVERY TIME I eat there!

I feel like the burgers are so GREASY.

I prefer getting a real burger from a restaurant like one of the sports bars OR just eating a Wendy's burger (doesn't upset my tummy like Five Guys).

Soooo...not that excited about yet another burger place!

Vicki
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Old 08-14-2013, 12:03 PM
 
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I don't understand how people think that franchise corporate shops make good burgers and subs and stuff like that.

I mean, they can be okay sometimes, but that kind of food isn't a science, it's an art, and it isn't very well mass-produced.

I suppose it could be worse. It could be some clueless high-style thing.
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Old 08-14-2013, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Not to be a downer, but I went to Elevation Burger in Virginia last month and it was just okay. Burger just okay, fries (touted as cooked in olive oil) just okay. I wouldn't say I was impressed, and I definitely won't travel to Brier Creek for a visit.

Keep in mind that a standard 'elevation burger' includes 2 patties and double cheese, so if you don't want that, be sure to order just a 'hamburger' or 'cheeseburger.'
Thanks for that info. My friends in Brier Creek weren't as excited about it as I am. I guess if Noodle & Co can survive in that mall, and Johnny Carino's can too, that maybe there is room for another mediocre restaurant?
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Old 08-14-2013, 02:21 PM
 
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Not to be a downer, but I went to Elevation Burger in Virginia last month and it was just okay. Burger just okay, fries (touted as cooked in olive oil) just okay. I wouldn't say I was impressed, and I definitely won't travel to Brier Creek for a visit.

Keep in mind that a standard 'elevation burger' includes 2 patties and double cheese, so if you don't want that, be sure to order just a 'hamburger' or 'cheeseburger.'
Me, too. I went to one last fall at National Harbor. It was okay, but not impressive to me. Honestly I liked Five Guys burgers better.

I did have a shake and it was good. That does put them above Five Guys which doesn't offer shakes. In short, if I happened to be at Brier Creek and my husband or friends wanted to go, I would; but it wouldn't be my first choice and certainly wouldn't be a place that I would go out of my way to go to.
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Old 08-14-2013, 04:11 PM
 
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I'd say it's pretty comparable to BurgerFi in terms of price so maybe a little pricier than Five Guys?

No thanks then. I think $12 for a burger, fries and drink is outrageous....especially since I think the food at Five Guys is disgusting. Easily one of the worst burgers I've ever eaten in my life. I do not like undercooked, ultra greasy burgers. Five Guys is SO overrated.
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Old 08-14-2013, 04:19 PM
 
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No thanks then. I think $12 for a burger, fries and drink is outrageous....especially since I think the food at Five Guys is disgusting. Easily one of the worst burgers I've ever eaten in my life. I do not like undercooked, ultra greasy burgers. Five Guys is SO overrated.
Undercooked? I wish. I've never had a burger at Five Guys cooked any less than well done. The minute I get a medium or medium-well burger there I will rejoice.
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Old 08-14-2013, 05:02 PM
 
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Undercooked? I wish. I've never had a burger at Five Guys cooked any less than well done. The minute I get a medium or medium-well burger there I will rejoice.
You should go with me then! I've been 3 times. All at someone else's recommendation/suggestion. Every burger I received, was VERY pink, and dripping with grease. You'd think being that undercooked, it wouldn't be so greasy. I think they use a cheap, ultra fat meat. That's all I can figure. There are dozens of places to get much better burgers, without having to spend $12, in my opinion.
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Old 08-15-2013, 12:00 PM
 
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See now, I am a Noodles fan, and not only because it's my 8-y-o son's favorite restaurant (lol). They're pretty much the only fast casual place I'll eat pasta at all, although I'd never order a red sauce there. I love the Med Salad, which has a spicy yogurt-type dressing and I put steak on it. YUM!

Not a big fan of Johnny Carino's. Went once and never again. Brier Creek has room for all, though. I can give or take Five Guys. I know a lot of ppl are diehard fans but I was never that into it.

Really the burgers I like best are the ones I make at home, lol, so I don't tend to go out for them. If I do, I only feel like my money is well spent on burgers if I like them better than my homemade ones.

When I get a burger jones, I'm most likely to go to Red Robin and really do it up -- get a few onion rings with campfire sauce on the side instead of bottomless fries. Then I feel sick and bloated for a while, curse Red Robin and myself, and I don't go back for 3 or 4 months. :P Red Robin is quite pricey though. For just my son and me it's generally ~$20 and that seems like too much for what it is.



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Thanks for that info. My friends in Brier Creek weren't as excited about it as I am. I guess if Noodle & Co can survive in that mall, and Johnny Carino's can too, that maybe there is room for another mediocre restaurant?
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Old 08-15-2013, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Cary
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You should go with me then! I've been 3 times. All at someone else's recommendation/suggestion. Every burger I received, was VERY pink, and dripping with grease. You'd think being that undercooked, it wouldn't be so greasy. I think they use a cheap, ultra fat meat. That's all I can figure. There are dozens of places to get much better burgers, without having to spend $12, in my opinion.
High fat meats provide more flavor. I'm a huge fan of meatballs and after trying the lean meats for many years have come to the conclusion that 80/20 tastes a lot better than 93/7. Same holds true for hamburgers. They ain't healthfood you know!

Caveat: I've had beefallo and buffalo burgers that were tasty. They were probably high in salt though.
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Old 08-15-2013, 12:35 PM
 
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We also need the following here: What-a-burger
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