04-15-2012, 02:57 PM
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  • bullgoose
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Which do you prefer, Five Guys or In-N-Out? I just got back from having a 900 calorie gut buster (plus fries) from Five Guys and I have to give them the edge. The burgers are delicious and the toppings blow In-N-Out out of the water. Of course if I ate this every day I may have trouble getting in the front door. Biggrin

Which burger do you prefer?

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 04-15-2012, 03:01 PM
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In-n-Out! I love their cheeseburgers, protein style, and I like my fries "light". Five Guys is okay!

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 04-15-2012, 03:03 PM
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In Denton, Texas we have a Five Guys and they are pretty good. We have only a couple of In-N-Out in the North Texas area so I have not had that experience yet due to them being far away. I heard that they are expanding in this area though.

However, we have some hole in wall joints in Texas that blows away any chain restaurant. Denton County Independent Hamburger Company is one on the courthouse that is my favorite. Johnny might be familiar with that place.

I have to avoid these places. You are right about 900 + calories or much more 1800?!? Blush

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 04-15-2012, 03:24 PM
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No In-n-Outs around here. I think Five guys is OK. The burgers are good, I only give the fires an "meh" and the order fulfillment ..... well let's just say I think Phil could get me a burger faster.

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 04-15-2012, 03:34 PM
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we don't have any in-n-outs here, but five guys is TASTY....

best chain restaurant burger I've probably ever had...

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 04-15-2012, 04:32 PM
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Although I rarely eat burgers and fries any more, I've eaten at In'n'Out many times over the years. A Five Guys opened at the mall a couple of years ago and I've eaten there twice.
I see In'n'Out as more of a fast-food place, while Five Guys, although very casual, is a little more upscale and more expensive. In'n'Out has a much more limited menu, drive-thru, & a faster/cheaper vibe.
That said, I think Five Guys is a little better. Bigger variety of ingredients and more options for customization. One beef (OK, pun intended) is that an order of fries is way too much for just one person!
But In'n'Out is great, too--very fresh ingredients. (Make sure to get the grilled onions.)

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 04-15-2012, 04:40 PM
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A moslty vegetarian guy is gonna speak here :

1.In and Out burguers are cheaper and smaller than Five Guys ones,however they are pretty good.Five Guys toppings,as Phil have expressed,are great.

2.Five Guys guys are made with fresh potatoes,like the In and Out ones,but the FG are better fried (maybe is the pure peanut oil that they use) and I like them more.

Hard to choose one,but my vote would go for Five Guys.

By the way,these two hamburguer chains to to shame to MC Donalds,Burguer King,Wendys,Sonic...

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 04-16-2012, 03:48 PM
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Hi. I'm Tom, and it's been 10 years since my last Double Double.........I was born and raised in southern California, and I loved In-N-Out Burger. I haven't been back to visit for almost 10 years, so I haven't eaten there in that long. I discovered Five Guys about 5 years ago. I love Five Guys. Based on my (lousy) memory, I like Five Guys burgers, and their fries better. Isn't In-N-Out a lot less expensive though?

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 04-16-2012, 04:59 PM
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(04-15-2012, 03:03 PM)GDCarrington Wrote: However, we have some hole in wall joints in Texas that blows away any chain restaurant. Denton County Independent Hamburger Company is one on the courthouse that is my favorite. Johnny might be familiar with that place.

Yes indeed. Try to get a burger there everytime we are down to see my daughter and grandkids that live in Denton.

Emmmmmmmmm Good!

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 04-16-2012, 05:19 PM
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If I am ever in Denton I will check them out! Biggrin

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 04-16-2012, 05:34 PM
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(04-16-2012, 05:19 PM)bullgoose Wrote: If I am ever in Denton I will check them out! Biggrin

If you're ever going to Denton you let me and Gary know. We can have you up to 300 pounds in just a few days. Biggrin

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 04-16-2012, 05:42 PM
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(04-16-2012, 05:34 PM)Johnny Wrote:
(04-16-2012, 05:19 PM)bullgoose Wrote: If I am ever in Denton I will check them out! Biggrin

If you're ever going to Denton you let me and Gary know. We can have you up to 300 pounds in just a few days. Biggrin

Laughing1Eyepop

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 04-16-2012, 05:48 PM
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I saw on a cooking show down south they have a LUTHER Burger....which is a double western bacon cheeseburger on a grilled Crispy cream donut...somewhere around 1500 calories and a 911 mg of sodium...wash it down with a large shake and a hospital visit is guaranteed!!!!!! Should also mention in Northridge CA on Tampa there is a 5 Guys and a In and Out directly next to each other...talk about competition ...amazing but true !!!!

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 04-16-2012, 05:53 PM
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(04-16-2012, 05:48 PM)Harvey Wrote: I saw on a cooking show down south they have a LUTHER Burger....which is a double western bacon cheeseburger on a grilled Crispy cream donut...somewhere around 1500 calories and a 911 call of sodium...wash it down with a large shake and a hospital visit is guaranteed!!!!!!

I remember reading about that burger. It just sounds wrong. Laughing1

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 04-16-2012, 06:41 PM
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(04-16-2012, 05:53 PM)bullgoose Wrote:
(04-16-2012, 05:48 PM)Harvey Wrote: I saw on a cooking show down south they have a LUTHER Burger....which is a double western bacon cheeseburger on a grilled Crispy cream donut...somewhere around 1500 calories and a 911 call of sodium...wash it down with a large shake and a hospital visit is guaranteed!!!!!!

I remember reading about that burger. It just sounds wrong. Laughing1

I assume everyone heard about the Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas? The waitresses dress like nurses and the guys are in white coats with stethoscopes like doctors.

In February, a guy literally had a heart attack while eating one of their "triple bypass burgers". (You can get it with a side of "flatliner fries".)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/15...79291.html

The Wikipedia article describes some of the food in detail...it's almost unbelievable:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heart_Attack_Grill

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 04-16-2012, 08:04 PM
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I can remember when I used to be able to eat like that. Now I just look at food like that and I can feel my wasteline growing.

I've never even heard of those chains until now. Probably the best commercial burger semi-locally is Red Robin, and everytime we go there I get the fish. Biggrin No really!

Ever since getting a ceramic cooker I simply won't waste my time buying beef out. I know I'll be disappointed.

A cherry smoke grilled burger (or steak) is to kill for! High heat so that the burger gets crispy charred outside from heat, not flame, in minutes. Especially a steak done that way... crisp charred outside, just warm inside. It takes mega high heat output to do that, and lean meat.

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 04-17-2012, 09:12 AM
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No In & Out in WPa but Five Guys you bet. Love the fries especially. Get way too many for me and the wife to eat so we take them home and warm them in the over the next day. Still nice and tasty and crisp.

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 04-21-2012, 04:31 AM
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Never been to In an Out but I don't like Five Guys, way to greasy for me.

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 04-21-2012, 05:03 AM
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(04-16-2012, 05:34 PM)Johnny Wrote:
(04-16-2012, 05:19 PM)bullgoose Wrote: If I am ever in Denton I will check them out! Biggrin

If you're ever going to Denton you let me and Gary know. We can have you up to 300 pounds in just a few days. Biggrin

That place will do it to you, no doubt about it!

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 04-21-2012, 08:36 AM
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No IO or FG here in my neck of the woods. Like many small towns, we have some hole in the wall places that are pretty good at putting together a burger. A couple near my home make the hamburger patty by hand for each burger and fry it up on a flattop. The fries are cut with the skin still on the potato and deep fried with an smattering of salt out of the fryer. Many southern cooks can imagine a meal prepared without the use of a deep fryer.

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