Invasion of The New Burger Restaurants! In your town too?

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    Sep 14, 2011 4:42 PM GMT
    The new ones in my Atlanta neighborhood are Boardwalk Burgers, 5Guys, 5 Napkins, Yeah Burger, Grindhouse ....and a couple of other 'boutique' burger joints I can't remember now.

    Apparently this is the Year of the Burger as a restaurant concept.

    Are you noticing any new ones in your area?

    BTW, I did try Boardwalk because I noticed the veggie burger sign and I knew my partner would want to try it. We both agreed that it was exceptional and a real surprise. Most non-veg restaurants offer a boring veggie patty.

    I had the double beef burger. Either I'm desperate after so long living with a vegetarian......or that burger was AMAZING!
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    Sep 14, 2011 8:25 PM GMT
    Five Guys has come to Orlando.
    Tried it once.
    Back to Wendys.
    Give me a dollar menu anytime.
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    Sep 14, 2011 8:50 PM GMT
    PresentMind saidThe new ones in my Atlanta neighborhood are Boardwalk Burgers, 5Guys, 5 Napkins, Yeah Burger, Grindhouse ....and a couple of other 'boutique' burger joints I can't remember now.

    Apparently this is the Year of the Burger as a restaurant concept.


    In Atlanta, gotta add Richard Blais' "Flip", as well as Smashburger and my favorite in town, Farmburger.
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    Sep 14, 2011 8:55 PM GMT
    Within ten miles of home:

    Smashburger (x 2)
    5 Guys
    Fatburger

    I think burgers and frozen yogurt are just about everywhere this year.
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    Sep 14, 2011 9:10 PM GMT
    5 guys just came in this spring and I had it for the first time a few weeks ago and it was very good, the fries were excellent
  • Latenight30

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    Sep 14, 2011 9:19 PM GMT
    I like 5 guys, quick simple and tasty
    GrindHouse is good too but a longer wait and parking is difficult

    I have read some really mixed reviews of 5 napkins. It's part of a CA based franchise, with a CA price on the food. (took the place of a good fun sushi restaurant in midtown)
    I like burgers but I make better than most I have had out.
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    Sep 14, 2011 9:42 PM GMT
    Burger 21

    http://www.wtsp.com/video/default.aspx?bctid=732971730001
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    Sep 14, 2011 9:43 PM GMT
    Actually the trend seems to be self-serving frozen yogurt shops icon_eek.gif
    We've already had 3 different stores open up here in the last 2 months
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    Sep 14, 2011 9:51 PM GMT
    Trollileo saidBurger King and Jack in the Box is about as gourmet as it gets around here. Some college town.... icon_evil.gif


    I'll take the $6 burger any day over a $14 BRGR here in Nyc!
  • danisnotstr8

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    Sep 14, 2011 9:56 PM GMT
    I once snapped a photo of a ridiculously obese couple walking out of Fatburger together on the east side of Cleveland. I need to find that. Classic. icon_twisted.gif
  • hawkeye7

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    Sep 14, 2011 9:56 PM GMT
    Some of the chains have shown up here in Chattanooga.
    But a new independant called Urban Stack opened a few months ago and is great. One of the best new resturants I have seen anywhere, hand down just outstanding. The food blows you away and the bourbon dirnks are so cool

    Catch it Urban Stack, Chattanooga, TN
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    Sep 15, 2011 4:39 PM GMT
    skifan08 saidWithin ten miles of home:

    Smashburger (x 2)
    5 Guys
    Fatburger

    I think burgers and frozen yogurt are just about everywhere this year.


    BURGERS & FROZEN YOGURT: Yep, it is the trend of 2011 and it suggests something very lacking in the culinary imagination.

    1969er, I'd forgotten about Flip, Smash and Farmburgers.

    I noticed last night as I left the gym that the new Boardwalk Burgers & Fries was packed with BEARS---gays whose workouts don't include cardio. So at least for this one location, I predict success.

    This trend seems like a Recession phenomena: We tend to want comfort food at a price that suggests luxury.

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    Sep 15, 2011 4:45 PM GMT
    I wish someone would create a fast food chain with cheap, fresh health food, but is that an impossibility? Salads, yogurts, lean turkey, fish, fresh fruit.
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    Sep 15, 2011 4:50 PM GMT
    wvufan87 saidI wish someone would create a fast food chain with cheap, fresh health food, but is that an impossibility? Salads, yogurts, lean turkey, fish, fresh fruit.


    You can still find that at most sit down establishments.

    I was at Plan B Burger bar yesterday and had the Baja burger without the bun and cucumber salad substituted for fries. Also on the menu is chicken, veggie, and various fish burgers.

    Plan B like a couple other brands uses lean organic beef so if I skip the bread I don't feel bad.
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    Sep 15, 2011 5:00 PM GMT
    TheGuyNextDoor saidThe Biggest new craze here in Dallas is a California chain called "In and Out Burger" where the meat is brought in fresh daily and the best items on the menu are the items you have to be in the know about and ask for since they're not on the menu board. Good Eatin',, and Smash Burger and a slew of the stuff mentioned above 5 this and that...
    Oh wow, In N Out is in Texas now? Yay!

    There's a really local chain in SF called Super Duper Burger; that's purty good. Tastes kind of like In N Out though ingredients are supposedly much more natural. They also have a chocolate dipped soft serve, which actually didn't taste all that good and a spiked milkshake which I haven't tried yet

    I also had the pleasure of trying Umami Burger in LA. Their style is "gourmet" where they have burgers with blue cheese, sauteed shiitake mushrooms, port-caramelized onions. Pretty unique stuff I've seen for a chain.
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    Sep 15, 2011 5:10 PM GMT
    I'd still rather support locally-owned burger joints.

    This one is near Fenway Park: http://www.tastyburger.com/

    or the old tradition in Harvard Sq: http://mrbartley.com/

    As for Five Guys, well I stay away from places if I walk into the door and go into anaphylaxis (peanut allergy).
  • tazzari

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    Sep 15, 2011 5:18 PM GMT
    Two new ones in our little town of Edmonds, Washington - but both a locally owned. I'm just home after 4 months and can't wait to try them.