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Five Guys, Burgers & Fries

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By Anne Parrish on Tue, 11-18-03, 17:30

Just my luck... a new restaurant opens in our neighborhood shopping center (replacing a McD's that closed last year). It is called '5 Guys, Burgers & Fries'. I just found out last night that it is one of those places that have buckets of peanuts & peanut shells all over the floor. And the worst part is that they have outside seating & now thee are peanut shells all over the sidewalk too!

I have calls into the restaurant manager, the Starbucks next door (where I will never go again, just due to proximity) & to the shopping center management. (My husband points out that I should call the health department because the peanuts & shells outdoors will attract rodents, but I haven't done that yet...)

Anyway, I am passing this on because it looks like this restaurant is primarily local but that there are now franchise 'opportunities' so it may spread to other areas.

Bummer, eh? I was so hoping for a nice place to take the kids once in a while instead of McD's.


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By Heather2 on Tue, 11-18-03, 18:09

I would think it would attract roaches, too. Yes, call the health department. Good idea.

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By Anne Parrish on Sat, 11-22-03, 23:19

Well, I just got an e-mail from the restaurant chain (I e-mailed them when I found their web site)... not bad, all things considered. Here it is:


Please accept our sincerest apologies for this inconvenience to you and your daughter. This is the first time that we have ever this type of situation arise.

With in the next couple of days, we will post signs at the Foxmill location which will read:

"Due to the possibility of a severe allergic reaction in some neighborhood children, please DO NOT take peanut or peanut shells outside of Five Guys."

Thank you for making us aware of this.


So, it will still not be my *favorite* restaurant, but I will accept that as a valid attempt to improve the situation. I hadn't gotten around to calling the health department yet & will probably hold off... The sidewalks have been clear of peanut debris since my first phone call, anyway.


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