Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Bowie Restaurant Project: (10) Five Guys

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Five Guys, 3851 Town Center Boulevard
Most Recent Foursquare Check-in: 2/7/2011
Total Foursquare Check-ins: 2
Pre-Foursquare Visits: No
Rating: 2 1/2 out of 5 stars

It's a Five Guys. It's a burger chain that started out locally (in Arlington) and has expanded across the country. The menu is very limited, but the burgers and fries are a notch above what you find in a fast-food restaurant. Your food is cooked to order, but all of the burgers come out well-done. So it's not a gourmet experience, and it's not a unique experience (I find myself at the one in Gambrills more often, and there are at least 3 others in a 10 mile radius).

As with many of Bowie's other chains, I can distinguish it from other franchises mostly by talking about the parking. Because it's in the mall, you can't pull up right outside and park like you can at my other Five Guys. If you're having one of their burgers, the walk will probably do you good, though.

I set the bar at 2 stars with my review of Wendy's for a decent fast-food place where there's only one in Bowie. Since Five Guys is a bit above fast food, I'll bump it up to 2 1/2.
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