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7 reasons why Five Guys Burgers coming to Ireland is amazing news

Let’s get excited.
Jan 28th 2015, 10:16 AM 14,782 15

HAVE YOU HEARD? US burger giant Five Guys Burgers and Fries is on its way to Ireland.

The fast food chain successfully opened 15 restaurants across the UK last year, with more due to open in 2015.

As reported in the Irish Times today, it now intends to open five restaurants in the Dublin area first, then expand into Cork, Limerick and Galway.

For Dublin dwellers who are looking for some variation in their (occasional, in moderation) fast food consumption, this should do the trick nicely – here are a few good reasons to get excited about Five Guys.

1. The ‘hamburger’ and ‘little hamburger’ distinction is important and beautiful

When you think of ‘little hamburgers’ you probably think of those fancy slider burgers, right? At Five Guys, a ‘little hamburger’ is a normal size burger.

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A ’hamburger’ has two burger patties in it. And you can have as many toppings as you want.

2. They say there are 250,000 possible ways to order your burger

One of them is apparently this six-patty monstrosity:

Oof. Our arteries.

3. Chips are the only side available

Our potatoes are cut fresh each morning. Once ... Source: Facebook

No faffing about with slaw or beans or croquettes. Just chips, either Cajun spiced or with salt only, AKA ‘Five Guys style’.

4. The portion sizes are notoriously large

This is a small chip.

5. Everything is freshly made there on the day

Five Guys UK boasts on its website that there are “no freezers” in any of the restaurants, just coolers. Impressive.

6. It’s Obama’s favourite burger place

Obama Lunch Source: AP/Press Association Images

Five Guys first opened up in Washington, and that’s where Barack Obama discovered it. Good enough for POTUS, good enough for us.

7. Because this review of a Five Guys burger is everything

Source: Daym Drops/YouTube

And inspired this amazing Autotune parody. Altogether now: “Oh my goodness, oh my damn…”

KFC is now selling a hot dog wrapped in fried chicken>

Those Burger King ‘black burgers’ don’t look quite so appetising in real life>

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