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I've never been to a Freddy's I'm guessing they aren't a lot like S'n'S if people really like to go there. The only thing good about S'n'S is that their prices are very reasonable (cheap). Actually, their fries and shakes are quite good also but I certainly can't give their burgers a very high mark. They are very thin, greasy and flavorless.

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@Chimayo Joe

 

there seems to be a Smash near me

 

I might take many Hits for the Team and take a Taste

 

for me

 

ShakeShake

 

for the SmokeShake

 

do not buy SS fries

 

they are terrible

 

stop at a 5 Guys and get your Potato Fix there

 

will not be disappointed in either case.

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Smashburger has a burger with cheese, guacamole, and fresh jalapenos. It's pretty good. I dislike the shoestring fries though. 

 

I had Freddy's once, a few years back in Manhattan, KS when my daughter was at K-State. Seemed ok, nothing too memorable. 

 

There's a Shake Shack that opened about a mile from our house here in Lexington. Haven't been yet. 

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On 2/13/2018 at 3:01 PM, robirdstx said:

We have a Freddy’s Opening Soon, just down the highway. Their food sounds very much like the Steak ‘n Shake my husband and I loved and grew up with in St. Louis. 

 

 

We went to Freddy’s tonight. They’ve only been open for a couple of weeks and have been very busy. We went early.

 

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We each had a combo meal, with fries. I had the Original Double Patty Melt (Two steakburger patties, Swiss cheese & grilled onions on toasted rye bread). My husband had Freddy’s Original Double (Two steakburger patties, mustard, ketchup, onion & pickle on a toasted bun). We both enjoyed them, but... My husband says he likes Five Guys better and the fries at Freddy’s, though hot, skinny, crispy and plentiful, most were so short in length it was hard to pick them up and still be able to dip them in the ketchup. Overall I liked it and will go there again.

 

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16 hours ago, robirdstx said:

We went to Freddy’s tonight. They’ve only been open for a couple of weeks and have been very busy. We went early.

 

We each had a combo meal, with fries. I had the Original Double Patty Melt (Two steakburger patties, Swiss cheese & grilled onions on toasted rye bread). My husband had Freddy’s Original Double (Two steakburger patties, mustard, ketchup, onion & pickle on a toasted bun). We both enjoyed them, but... My husband says he likes Five Guys better and the fries at Freddy’s, though hot, skinny, crispy and plentiful, most were so short in length it was hard to pick them up and still be able to dip them in the ketchup. Overall I liked it and will go there again.

That toast on the patty melt looks...uhm,  well done. :o

As for the container of ketchup for dipping...did you know they expand, which might make it easier to dip the fries in it?

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Just a thought...

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45 minutes ago, Toliver said:

That toast on the patty melt looks...uhm,  well done. :o

As for the container of ketchup for dipping...did you know they expand, which might make it easier to dip the fries in it?

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Just a thought...

:o:o:o

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4 minutes ago, Shelby said:

:o:o:o

Who knew?  It never occurred to me that they would expand but I guess from the look of them they should. Live and learn. Now I can hardly wait till I get somewhere where they are used so I can check it. xD

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think how outstanding the above would be if it were Hellman's in the little Boat.

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My mind is still blown....hours later......

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7 minutes ago, Shelby said:

My mind is still blown....hours later......

Click  :ph34r:

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Nice

 

but still not Hellman's

 

just saying

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I am happy to report my favorite burger diner has reopened under new ownership, with the same menu, and the burgers appear to be just as good. I didn't think the onion rings quite came up to the original standard, but perhaps I was just not in a real onion ring mood.

 

Will try fries next time.

 

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6 hours ago, Toliver said:

That toast on the patty melt looks...uhm,  well done. :o

As for the container of ketchup for dipping...did you know they expand, which might make it easier to dip the fries in it?

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Just a thought...

 

Yes, the toast was darker than I prefer, but it was not burnt. Did not know about the expanding cups, but I still prefer longer fries. Way too many of the fries were no more than a couple of inches in length. Bottom of the bag?

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1 hour ago, robirdstx said:

Bottom of the bag?

Sounds like it to me...

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Short fries are an abomination.  

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2 hours ago, gfweb said:

Short fries are an abomination.  

 

Yup, but cold fries are worse. >:( Followed by soggy, limp ones, even if they're hot.

 

I'm sort of strict on what constitutes a hot fry too. If I don't burn my mouth on the first few, the order will be too cold to enjoy by the end.

 

Five Guys could usually deliver on both very decent burgers and fries that came out fresh and hot, but tragically, the only outlet in Cary has closed. Must have been its location at the very back corner of a mall behind Barnes and Noble. It sure wasn't the food or service from the last time I was there. 

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My Top 3 (in no particular order)

 

In-N-Out Burger

Smash Burger

Whataburger 

 

and for the bonus

White Castle Frozen cheeseburgers steamed for a little bit 

 

 

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