Burgers & fries prices

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anonymous-user

57 months

Thursday 27th April 2017
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I love my burgers and I've tried quite a lot of places in London.

I've been more than happy to pay the prices. The only place I genuinely think is overpriced and hate is Five Guys. A meal for one with a milkshake costs around £15-20 and in all honestly the burger is an absolute mess, also doesn't help that the meat reeks of fat.

So far my favourite is Shake Shack and Patty and Bun.

Driver101

14,376 posts

124 months

Thursday 27th April 2017
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I didn't rate Byron burger either. Their milkshakes were very good to offset the average burgers.

The amount of burger places close to me is vast. Most of the local places are very good. I think they know for £15 for a burger, chips and a drink it needs to be good.

5 Guys burgers are ok. It just annoys me how much they get away with due to the brand name. There's plenty of better places, that are often cheaper, but people head to 5 Guys and get far less for their money. 5 Guys must do well with their prices and custom level.

cadmunkey

492 posts

92 months

Thursday 27th April 2017
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Not sure how 5 guys ever became a brand? Been there once, you've got to be a massive mug to ever go back. Awful.

anonymous-user

57 months

Thursday 27th April 2017
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7 quid for orange chips and battered cod or 15 quid for a poncey burger and poncey fries.

I know what I prefer.

dazco

4,280 posts

192 months

Thursday 27th April 2017
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cadmunkey said:
Not sure how 5 guys ever became a brand? Been there once, you've got to be a massive mug to ever go back. Awful.
It was a go to place when we went to the USA, it was a good value bit of fast food. Could not believe the prices when I visited them in the UK.

We went to California last time and (eventually) discovered In and Out burger. That was a game changer

Xaero

4,060 posts

218 months

Thursday 27th April 2017
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Weatherspoons offer a pint and beer for a fiver. It's difficult to beat that value, extra quid for a fancy burger.

I've only had 5Guys once. It was nice enough although the price did take me back a bit. The mrs filled her bag up with peanuts to ensure she got value out of it hehe

We have a Smash Burger in Milton Keynes, the only one in the UK but expanding soon to other parts. It was ok but overpriced again. I wouldn't go back there but I would go back to 5Guys despite the price as I think it's a better alternative.

Brioche buns can FRO as far as I'm concerned. A normal bun is better. Not sure why they've taken off and are in lots of places.

None of them can compete with a home made burger BBQ'd still though.

Sa Calobra

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37,567 posts

214 months

Thursday 27th April 2017
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AdamIndy said:


£12, worth every single penny.
Where's that?

FiF

44,618 posts

254 months

Thursday 27th April 2017
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Granfondo said:
MiggyA said:
Granfondo said:
cbmotorsport said:
There is though, very little excuse for a meagre portion of chips/fries.

A bag of potatoes costs a fiver and will make about 20 portions of chips.

I paid £2.80 last weekend for a large portion of chips from a chippie.
Wrong!
Marris Piper potatoes £10-12 per 25kg bag.
You know there's more than one portion of chips to be had from a kilo of potatoes right? I doubt many places are using >500g for one portion so the numbers work out the same, or perhaps even cheaper in your example.
I'am not giving an example,I am telling him that his costings are wrong because the £5 bag of frying quality potatoes is actually £10-£12.
You know that 1kg of potatoes doesn't make 1kg of chips right?
He didn't say how big the bag was though did he?

So in the interest of open debate, please declare how many portions of chips you get from a 25kg bag of spuds. I'm sure HMRC will be interested to know. Actually they know already but extra data always helps.

So when that figure is declared people can work out the sums.

Just for the record, using the typical chip shop serving, then a 25 kg bag produces around 30-33 servings. Suggest it's a greater number of servings in a restaurant, burger or otherwise, but will vary vaguely. The OP complained, iirc, about a meagre serving of chips in a poncy flowerpot or similar, where the portion is meagre. Frankly he has a point, I know portion control is almost everything in that business, but those tactics are just mean.

So come on, show your figures.

robemcdonald

8,978 posts

199 months

Thursday 27th April 2017
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The real problem with burgers these days is the bun. Every where seems to only offer the hipsters favourite Brioche (see every picture in this thread). Who wants to eat a burger out of a stodgy cake? What the fk is wrong with a sesame seed bun?

FiF

44,618 posts

254 months

Thursday 27th April 2017
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robemcdonald said:
The real problem with burgers these days is the bun. Every where seems to only offer the hipsters favourite Brioche (see every picture in this thread). Who wants to eat a burger out of a stodgy cake? What the fk is wrong with a sesame seed bun?
Have to admit the Mrs made some brioche buns, and with the home made burgers, bacon and cheese from the grill over Easter they were excellent, better structural integrity than the lump increasingly soggy cheap bun.

Oh My God, I must be a hipster, have to grow a stupid beard and start riding a fixie.

robemcdonald

8,978 posts

199 months

Thursday 27th April 2017
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FiF said:
robemcdonald said:
The real problem with burgers these days is the bun. Every where seems to only offer the hipsters favourite Brioche (see every picture in this thread). Who wants to eat a burger out of a stodgy cake? What the fk is wrong with a sesame seed bun?
Have to admit the Mrs made some brioche buns, and with the home made burgers, bacon and cheese from the grill over Easter they were excellent, better structural integrity than the lump increasingly soggy cheap bun.

Oh My God, I must be a hipster, have to grow a stupid beard and start riding a fixie.
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. There is still time to change though. Reject the Brioche and bin the beard.

brianashley

500 posts

88 months

Thursday 27th April 2017
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Brioche is nice as a option. But i believe so many people rave about been food trendies etc .And then once you get into food with them. You discover they actually have no idea about food. They just get sucked into trends and accept it as been good quality

HTP99

22,851 posts

143 months

Thursday 27th April 2017
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robemcdonald said:
FiF said:
robemcdonald said:
The real problem with burgers these days is the bun. Every where seems to only offer the hipsters favourite Brioche (see every picture in this thread). Who wants to eat a burger out of a stodgy cake? What the fk is wrong with a sesame seed bun?
Have to admit the Mrs made some brioche buns, and with the home made burgers, bacon and cheese from the grill over Easter they were excellent, better structural integrity than the lump increasingly soggy cheap bun.

Oh My God, I must be a hipster, have to grow a stupid beard and start riding a fixie.
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. There is still time to change though. Reject the Brioche and bin the beard.
A brioche bun is far nicer than the standard sesame seed bun, brioche hotdogs buns are better than the standard hot dog bun too.

Call me a hipster if you like, well I do wear skinny jeans, I have a beard and also thick rimmed specs!

robemcdonald

8,978 posts

199 months

Thursday 27th April 2017
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HTP99 said:
robemcdonald said:
FiF said:
robemcdonald said:
The real problem with burgers these days is the bun. Every where seems to only offer the hipsters favourite Brioche (see every picture in this thread). Who wants to eat a burger out of a stodgy cake? What the fk is wrong with a sesame seed bun?
Have to admit the Mrs made some brioche buns, and with the home made burgers, bacon and cheese from the grill over Easter they were excellent, better structural integrity than the lump increasingly soggy cheap bun.

Oh My God, I must be a hipster, have to grow a stupid beard and start riding a fixie.
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. There is still time to change though. Reject the Brioche and bin the beard.
A brioche bun is far nicer than the standard sesame seed bun, brioche hotdogs buns are better than the standard hot dog bun too.

Call me a hipster if you like, well I do wear skinny jeans, I have a beard and also thick rimmed specs!
That's fine lots of people are wrong a lot of the time. That's why Michael Bay gets to keep making movies.
I'm frequently wrong myself in fact . But not about this.

FiF

44,618 posts

254 months

Thursday 27th April 2017
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robemcdonald said:
HTP99 said:
robemcdonald said:
FiF said:
robemcdonald said:
The real problem with burgers these days is the bun. Every where seems to only offer the hipsters favourite Brioche (see every picture in this thread). Who wants to eat a burger out of a stodgy cake? What the fk is wrong with a sesame seed bun?
Have to admit the Mrs made some brioche buns, and with the home made burgers, bacon and cheese from the grill over Easter they were excellent, better structural integrity than the lump increasingly soggy cheap bun.

Oh My God, I must be a hipster, have to grow a stupid beard and start riding a fixie.
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. There is still time to change though. Reject the Brioche and bin the beard.
A brioche bun is far nicer than the standard sesame seed bun, brioche hotdogs buns are better than the standard hot dog bun too.

Call me a hipster if you like, well I do wear skinny jeans, I have a beard and also thick rimmed specs!
That's fine lots of people are wrong a lot of the time. That's why Michael Bay gets to keep making movies.
I'm frequently wrong myself in fact . But not about this.
All a matter of personal preference. I'm willing to accept that your preference is for a standard sesame seed bun. Why are you not prepared to accept that others have different views?

cat with a hat

1,484 posts

121 months

Thursday 27th April 2017
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This thread is the equivalent of mumsnet talking about cars.

dazco

4,280 posts

192 months

Thursday 27th April 2017
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cat with a hat said:
This thread is the equivalent of mumsnet talking about cars.
It is now

budgie smuggler

5,447 posts

162 months

Thursday 27th April 2017
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Hoofy said:
For this minuscule dinner:



£4.50 as it's a child's portion. But I've had to pay upwards of £13 in the past. I have to desperately convince myself that the pub is a really nice environment to be in.
This s me right off. Chips in a fking basket. PUT THEM ON THE PLATE S

battered

4,088 posts

150 months

Thursday 27th April 2017
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Squiggs said:
A burger with fries you say ..... ?
Are you sure the fries aren't triple cooked chips?
Anything that's cooked three times is bound to put the price up.

Why chips have to be cooked three times I've no idea!
When I was a kid my mum used to cook chips in a chip pan that was full of lard - just the once, and they were fine!
I can tell you why you fry chips more than once, I do this sort of thing for a living. It's about water content and frying temp. If you're interested post up, if not I won't waste the electrons.

cbmotorsport

3,065 posts

121 months

Thursday 27th April 2017
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MiggyA said:
You know there's more than one portion of chips to be had from a kilo of potatoes right? I doubt many places are using >500g for one portion so the numbers work out the same, or perhaps even cheaper in your example.
http://www.colbeck.co.uk/sf-docs/marketing-tips/Portions-in-a-bag-of-potatoes.pdf

Lots of wastage from peeling/eyeing and water loss during frying. If you're really interested, have a read ^