Fatburger Gives Way to Five Guys

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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.