Vote: Five Guys versus In-N-Out


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When the craving strikes for a burger, where do you go? Do you head for the drive-through at your local In-N-Out, that icon of Southern California culture? Or do you keep driving until you hit Five Guys, the upstart burger joint that’s giving In-N-Out a run for its money?

A story in Friday’s Business section says the East Coast interloper is starting to eat In-N-Out’s lunch:


Like In-N-Out, Five Guys’ menu is focused on single and double hamburgers and cheeseburgers, along with hand-cut fries. And like In-N-Out, Five Guys restaurants are red and white, with perky employees in red-and-white uniforms. And Five Guys is coming on strong.The privately held chain, which has 770 locations in the U.S. and Canada, began moving into California two years ago with a handful of shops in Orange County and the Inland Empire.

What do you think? Have you tried Five Guys? Which do you prefer? Vote and then tell us why in the comments section below. (Personally, I prefer Five Guys. But not because of the burgers. I prefer Five Guys because their fries are served well-done and with seasoned salt.)


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