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Old 10-19-2012, 11:13 AM
 
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Now that 5-guys has officially opened, I'd like to start a debate that I hope will get heated. What's your preference: Schoops or 5-guys? As NWI'ers, do you consider it sacrilege to go to 5-guys? Or are their fries/burgers/whatever else they've got just too good to resist?

I've got very mixed feelings. I celebrated buying my first house at the Munster Schoops, and God have mercy those hamburgers! Hit my happy spot every single time, and my family is there at least once a month. But some people are wild about 5-Guys and I'm curious to hear their thoughts.
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Old 10-19-2012, 12:05 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Schoops! There are many things I miss about Northern Indiana and that is definitely one of them.
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Old 10-19-2012, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Bloomington IN
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Agree with the above. One of the last times we were in NWI and needed dinner/lunch I drove over to the Schoops that had been on Taft. I was disappointed to find it closed. When H and I lived nearby it was our Saturday lunch tradition.

Five Guys--not so much
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Old 10-19-2012, 01:44 PM
 
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Schoops for sure.

Rrah, there's a Schoops in Crown Point just a few miles from the Merrillville location.
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Old 10-19-2012, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Bloomington IN
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It was pouring down rain and my phone wasn't working to find other locations, plus a few hungry people were back at the hotel waiting.....

We did Portillo's instead as that was a fav when we lived in IL.
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Old 10-20-2012, 12:23 PM
 
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Portillos is good too.
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Old 10-20-2012, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Edmonds, WA
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IMO they don't really compete with one another. Five Guys is a quick, casual, place. Schoops is more of a sit-down old-school diner. If I wanted to grab a quick bite, I'd go to Five Guys. If I wanted to get lunch or dinner with friends or family, I'd go with Schoops. When it comes down to strictly the food though, I still think Schoops is better.
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Old 10-20-2012, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Bloomington IN
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We always did take out for our Saturday lunches. I'd do the grocery shopping at Strack's bring home Schoops with the big greasy bags of fries.
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Old 10-22-2012, 03:11 AM
 
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just tried 5 guys for the first time, gotta say, good burger, fries, not so much. i say schoops wins by a fry.
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Old 10-23-2012, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Northwest Indiana
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I like them both. 5guys has a very limited menu and pretty fast service, and Schoops has sit down service so outside the burgers being similar in style and price, they are more different then the same. They will co-exist with no problem.
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