Five Guys Burgers and Fries {doomed}

Five Guys Hoboken bids farewell

They lasted seven years. And now Five Guys Burgers and Fries in Hoboken closes shop at the end of the year. 319 Washington Street will be “for rent” again.

Some suspect they “had a good run,” and probably got a lease renewal that wasn’t satisfactory – so they “cut their losses.”

While others think that the ridiculous parking and other nonsensical city stuff just made it too much of a hassle.

Looking back at our reviews (in “different” times), we actually like the place at one time. But then, we also recall trying a burger “plain,” with none of the fancy toppings. And that’s when we never went back. Perhaps that’s also a reason. But it can also be the low-carb trend that’s chasing blood-sugar raising operations out of town as well. Who knows.

There are plenty of food options in Hoboken – so this place leaving won’t cause much heartbreak. “Such is life!”

Five Guys Hoboken NJ doomed closing Dec 31 2015


Seven Years go by…

Five Guys Hoboken ribbon-cutting

10/8/2008 Update:

I totally forgot to add the Mayor Roberts “Quickest Ribbon Cutting of the Year” last week!

My guess is that 5 Guys burgers are so friggin’ good – that Davey wasted zero time on the fanfare and wanted to chomp down on the fresh cooked meat! I certainly don’t blame him!!

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Five Guys Hoboken – first impressions

9/29/2008:

Myself and two Hoboken411 readers stopped by Five Guys Burgers and Fries this afternoon for lunch.

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Six thumbs up for Five Guys!

We’ve all been waiting patiently for Five Guys Burgers and Fries (FGBAF) to open up, and it was worth the wait!

Two of the owners, Jim Hare and Phil Surico were outside greeting customers as they walked in to their first (of eight) FGBAF locations to open in Hudson County. Nice touch!

Here’s the menu

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Simple yet delicious

FGBAF’s business model is simple: focus on what they do best – make burgers and french fries!

The restaurant is laid out similarly to a fast food place. The ordering counter is in the back, with various seating in front. You place your order – then wait by the pick up counter. There are no trays – just you and you brown paper bag of food. Free refills on the drinks as well.

Frankly, I’m a bit too tired to craft a flowing review – so here are our bullet point observations:

  • General consensus: “Delicious,” “We’ll be back,” “Perfectly done!”
  • Regular burgers are a “double” and little burgers are a “single. Each beef patty is between 3.2 and 3.4 ounces of meat.
  • All toppings on your burger are no extra charge.
  • Free peanuts to eat while you wait.
  • Service was fast, and the staff was extremely well-trained for the first day open. Good job guys!
  • Everything is cooked fresh. No freezer in the establishment.
  • You can call in your order ahead of time – but all fries are cooked on the spot, so be prepared to wait about 2 minutes regardless. There is a separate register and line for pick-up orders.
  • They’re open till 2am on Fridays and Saturdays, and the owners are have been made aware of the “late night crowd” potential.
  • Seating was a bit tight.
  • If you don’t want a burger, they also sell hot dogs and “veggie sandwiches.”
  • Here’s the menu for you to review…

That’s about it! We predict great success for FGBAF! Nap time for 411 now…

YOUR TURN TO REVIEW THE PLACE!

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Five Guys soon:

8/19/2008 Update & Taste Test:

We’re getting very close to having our very own delicious Five Guys Burgers & Fries!

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Sneak Peek

Last weekend, I stopped by the Absecon location. The place was buzzing with customers, and orders were flying out the door. Much to my surprise, the burgers were out of this world! (I had cheese, onions, pickles & jalapenos) The fries on the other hand, while fresh cut potatoes, were just a tad too oily and could have been a bit more “well done.”

But I still can’t wait to have these burgers around the block! Hopefully the prices are in line with the other locations (I doubt it…)

Sizes & Calories

One thing to note: They have two burger sizes: Regular and Little. I thought it was literally the size of the burger. But keep in mind a regular burger is TWO burgers (i.e., a “double”) and the little is just a “single.” I still shoveled the double burger down with ease.

You can check their nutrition facts here.

A single plain burger is 540 calories with no toppings or condiments. Add 280 for a double. So a bacon cheeseburger will clock in at just about 1000 calories! Holy moly!

Who else has had a burger from Five Guys recently?

Five Guys update:

7/24/2008 Update:

Was walking by, and saw massive progress: A sign draped in the window!

From the looks of it, they were “working” but seem a ways off. If they can finish in August, it’d be a miracle. Otherwise, put fresh batteries in the H.A.T.T.!

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3/11/2008:

One great burger place just isn’t enough!

Guess what’s coming to the old Battaglia’s location at 319 Washington Street? Five Guys Burgers and Fries!

I’m a bit speechless with the influx of tasty burgers in Hoboken.

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243 Comments on "Five Guys Burgers and Fries {doomed}"

jonsie
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jonsie

When you can muster up better burgers at a fraction of the cost yourself, places like this become faint memories. Enjoy Jersey City!

monk
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monk

[quote comment=”140043″]So this Saturday in Hoboken is St Pattys day… huge day, starts early. I spoke with a guy who works at Five guys and they are opening extra early for the parade/parties. My buddies and I are all going to beat the rush at 9am for burgers and fries (i love the cajun ones) and stuffing our faces to fill up the stomach. It’s going to be a long day of boozing, and I always find it best to drink on a full stomach so I don’t pass out at 1pm while everyone is partying until the late night. Odds are, my day is going to start at five guys at 9am, and end at five guys at 2am (hopefully w a babe)

:)[/quote]

We expect a full brief Sunday morning of what actually happened.

Skywalker
Member

Greasy burgers and cajun fries at 9 a.m….I would not want to be behind CCUSA10038 (or any of his buddies) on the bathroom line at an afternoon party.

HomeTeam
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HomeTeam

[quote comment=”140043″]So this Saturday in Hoboken is St Pattys day… huge day, starts early. I spoke with a guy who works at Five guys and they are opening extra early for the parade/parties. My buddies and I are all going to beat the rush at 9am for burgers and fries (i love the cajun ones) and stuffing our faces to fill up the stomach. It’s going to be a long day of boozing, and I always find it best to drink on a full stomach so I don’t pass out at 1pm while everyone is partying until the late night. Odds are, my day is going to start at five guys at 9am, and end at five guys at 2am (hopefully w a babe)

:)[/quote]

The guido/fratty must be strong with this one

bmacqueens
Member

[quote comment=”140043″]So this Saturday in Hoboken is St Pattys day… huge day, starts early. I spoke with a guy who works at Five guys and they are opening extra early for the parade/parties. My buddies and I are all going to beat the rush at 9am for burgers and fries (i love the cajun ones) and stuffing our faces to fill up the stomach. It’s going to be a long day of boozing, and I always find it best to drink on a full stomach so I don’t pass out at 1pm while everyone is partying until the late night. Odds are, my day is going to start at five guys at 9am, and end at five guys at 2am (hopefully w a babe)

:)[/quote]

Buddy … It doesn’t matter if you look like Brad Pitt, have the bedroom skills of Casanova and have a metric ton stash of Viagra in the ol’ top drawer … if you start drinking with your friends at 9 am, there is no way you’re going to end up with a babe at 2 am the next morning.

I’m just sayin’ … :mrgreen:

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