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Offline lyonaria

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Re: Five Guys
« Reply #15 on: March 14, 2017, 10:54:46 AM »
You know what I would like to see?  Wendy's!  I'm almost certain that there used to be a Wendy's in the UK around 1998.  Last time we traveled home, I mistakenly introduced the wife and kids to Wendy's and for the rest of the trip they wouldn't eat anywhere else.  I had to fight for my right to eat at Taco Bell. 

There did used to be Wendy's, I Googled it awhile back. I can't remember when they closed down though. Definitely over 20 years, so your guess is pretty close.
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Re: Five Guys
« Reply #16 on: March 14, 2017, 11:06:34 AM »
It's a traumatic memory for me.  We had been living in Prague for a few years I hadn't been home for a long time.  We were visiting the UK and on the last day of the visit we had spent all our pounds and Didn't want to change any more money.  Then I saw the Wendy's !  My wife ruled with an iron fist and wouldn't let me do anything but go inside and smell and dream of a Frosty.  I wanted that Wendy burger soo much.  The memory still makes me cry a bit.

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Re: Five Guys
« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2017, 12:42:04 PM »
You know what I would like to see?  Wendy's!  I'm almost certain that there used to be a Wendy's in the UK around 1998.  Last time we traveled home, I mistakenly introduced the wife and kids to Wendy's and for the rest of the trip they wouldn't eat anywhere else.  I had to fight for my right to eat at Taco Bell.

I used to live in Reading in 1996 and it was a bleak, American-free (ish) wasteland. Then one day we travelled to South Wales to visit the brother-in-law and his wife. Low and behold, there was a Wendy's at a service station outside of Cardiff. It even had the square burgers, a salad bar and chili. It did indeed bring a tear to my eye. We visited that Cardiff service station again in late 1997 and it was no longer there. But it was around that year that Reading got a Subway...


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Re: Five Guys
« Reply #18 on: March 14, 2017, 12:44:53 PM »
LorensUK, you don't mean the Subway down by the canal?  That was grim.

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Re: Five Guys
« Reply #19 on: March 14, 2017, 12:47:32 PM »
Wendy's?  Really?  We really all do have different preferences, don't we?   ;D

I'd kill for a Chick-fil-a.  They did a pop up in London last year but I was unable to go.  They did another one this year in Manchester.  Supposedly to train on customer service but I can't help but have hope that they'll follow Five Guys suit and expand into the UK.   :)

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Re: Five Guys
« Reply #20 on: March 14, 2017, 12:54:38 PM »
LorensUK, you don't mean the Subway down by the canal?  That was grim.

No, it was in the town centre on a corner. When I lived there, there was only one. I want to say Friar Street and Queen Victoria. There was a Pizza Hut across the street too.


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Re: Five Guys
« Reply #21 on: March 14, 2017, 01:15:13 PM »
Count me in for Wendy's...  I LOVE their burgers!  It was the first burger place I hit when I was in Texas last summer, and I'm only a wee bit ashamed to admit I ordered a triple burger (triple cheese, mayo only!).

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Re: Five Guys
« Reply #22 on: March 14, 2017, 01:22:35 PM »
How about Jack in the Box?  I used to go there when I lived in Arizona around 1994.  Seems like they fried the buns in butter and had a E Coli problem.  It was good though.  Do they still exist?

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Re: Five Guys
« Reply #23 on: March 14, 2017, 01:58:44 PM »
I'd kill for a Chick-fil-a.  They did a pop up in London last year but I was unable to go.  They did another one this year in Manchester.  Supposedly to train on customer service but I can't help but have hope that they'll follow Five Guys suit and expand into the UK.   :)

ME TOO! Omg, my DH and I joke semi-seriously about whether they'd let us open a franchise here. My kids will eat there; ok, yeah, the religion thing...but my KIDS WILL EAT THERE! I didn't know they did a pop-up...if they do one again, please post! It is a MUST stop every time I visit the US.
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Re: Five Guys
« Reply #24 on: March 14, 2017, 05:36:33 PM »
Really?! I would much prefer Smashburger to 5 Guys!!
Love rosemary sweet potato fries!! And the NJ Burger--blue cheese & bacon with fried onion crispies--delish


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Re: Five Guys
« Reply #25 on: March 14, 2017, 08:59:46 PM »
How about Jack in the Box?  I used to go there when I lived in Arizona around 1994.  Seems like they fried the buns in butter and had a E Coli problem.  It was good though.  Do they still exist?
Haven't eaten at a Jack in the box, they hadn't made it to my side of the state and I'don't rather have In N Out burger when it's an option. Haha
 
Definitely love wendy's for burgers, the did a huge overhaul on the menu about 5 years ago, it's SO good. They made things slightly higher qualify. Their pickles are amazing.

We had a Chik-fil-a in my town as well, their waffle fries are the absolute best and their ranch sauce? Killer.

I want to go back to GJ for a visit so bad. I really miss the food. And the people. But you all are making me miss the food!!
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Re: Five Guys
« Reply #26 on: March 15, 2017, 09:37:30 AM »
OMG Wendyyyyy's! Fries + Frosty = Heaven.

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Re: Five Guys
« Reply #27 on: March 15, 2017, 11:42:03 AM »
Shamelessly ate at Wendy's more than any other place last time I went home. The first time I went home after a few years in the UK, I specifically requested my mom show up with a spicy chicken sandwich meal. She didn't! So when she pulled up in the car and said she didn't have it, I just jumped in and said let's go :-D (I did miss her too though...honest!)

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Re: Five Guys
« Reply #28 on: March 15, 2017, 11:48:54 AM »
Wendy's?  Really?  We really all do have different preferences, don't we?   ;D

I come by it honestly; I'm from Ohio.  Pretty sure we're genetically programmed to like Wendy's.  I would kill for a frosty (and I don't even like chocolate).

Not a big burger fan but I will go to Five Guys despite the price because it's the closest thing I have found to a real hotdog over here.
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Re: Five Guys
« Reply #29 on: March 15, 2017, 12:40:31 PM »
OMG Wendyyyyy's! Fries + Frosty = Heaven.

I've heard of people dipping fries into a Frosty, but never tried it myself.   
I worked at a Wendy's in high school.  We had one of those bakery thrift shops across the road, where you could buy the bread and cakes that were nearing sell-by dates, for super-cheap.  They had these small gingerbread man cookies that we used to dip into Frosties.  That was goooood.