Fatburger Gives Way to Five Guys


Times critic Sam Sifton has weighed in on Five Guys and declared it “pretty great.” We’re not sure why that had to happen (couldn’t he just have doodled a note and tacked it to the bulletin board like the rest of us?), but we’re linking to it anyway, because the chain doesn’t get nearly enough food-blogger love amid all the fetishizing of LaFrieda burgers and severely overwrought and overpriced glamburgers. And here’s a bit of news: The Fatburger at 286 Washington Street in Jersey City has closed, and a sign in the window reveals it will be taken over by — you guessed it — Five Guys. Cali expats, your closest Fatburger is now the one in Massapequa Park, Long Island.