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Five Guys

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nut_allery_allery_icon_smallAs Sheepie and I walked into the restaurant, I saw boxes of peanuts (in their shells) with scoopers and little paper bowls. Sheepie asked if it was just on for display or they were for sale, and the staff kindly told us that they were complimentary. Woo hoo for those that love peanuts, but boo hoo for those with peanut allergy! If you are severely allergic, it’s best to stay away from this restaurant! We were also informed that all the fries were deep fried in peanut oil, so no fries for me :(

idearabbit-fiveguys7idearabbit-fiveguys idearabbit-fiveguys2I wasn’t all too hungry anyways, so Sheepie ended up just getting a Little Cheeseburger $6+ and a drink which came to a whopping $9+ with taxes. You are allowed to choose different toppings so your burger is customizable.

The food took forever for a fast food looking place. The wait seemed more like at a sit-down restaurant, but we waited by the counter for the burger. Definitely not a place if you want something on a rush. The interior is retro and distinctive with their red and white tiles, and 1980s music playing in the background.

idearabbit-fiveguys5 idearabbit-fiveguys6The burger is definitely bigger than your cheeseburger at McDonald’s, but since it was the Little Cheeseburger, the patty was only half the size, leaving Sheepie to eat half the burger with only the bread and veggies. The entire burger seemed soggy and deformed compared to other burgers which can keep their shape till the end.

I took a bite, but nothing extraordinary. I was expecting a nice charcoal-ed meat, but it wasn’t that strong. Sheepie didn’t mind.

The drink stations seemed like it could really use some repairs. Both stations were not functioning properly :( So much for free refills. idearabbit-fiveguys3idearabbit-fiveguys4

I myself wouldn’t return, only because there’s peanuts everywhere! I’m not severely allergic (like can’t breath in air with peanuts), but I’d like to stay away if I can. Sorry Five Guys. Plus, the burger didn’t wow me, and for about the same price for a regular sized burger, I’d rather eat it at a sit down restaurant like Red Robins or White Spot which is much tastier.

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Red Robin in Coquitlam

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The restaurant was large and spacious with a nice atmosphere. There were families, large groups of friends and couples. Service was slow as no one had even gotten our waters after I returned from the bathroom, but our server was very friendly.

idearabbit-redrobin_coquitlam idearabbit-redrobin_coquitlam2 idearabbit-redrobin_coquitlam3idearabbit-redrobin_coquitlam4I ordered the Whiskey River® BBQ Chicken Wrap $11.99 – a tortilla with charbroiled chicken breast  in their signature Whiskey River® BBQ sauce, with cheddar cheese, lettuce, tortilla strips and ranch dressing. Served with 3 slices of oranges (might be different depending on supplies/location) and Bottomless Steak fries. It was really tasty and quite filling – I didn’t even get to finish the other half of the wrap, so I had it to go.

idearabbit-redrobin_coquitlam5Sheepie had the Simply Grilled Beef Burger $9.20 which is a fresh, never frozen, 100% Alberta beef patty, served with leaf lettuce, sliced tomatoes, pickles & red onion along with Bottomless Steak Fries. The char-coiled beef taste was really good!

Overall, I liked the menu selection and the food quality. The restaurant was a bit cold for my liking, but that’s just me. Service again was slow when paying. One staff said that the other girl would come by with the credit machine, but she never came. After more waiting, the same staff came by and noticed that I was still waiting and got the machine herself. Despite the service delay, I would return again.

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McDonald’s at Brentwood Mall

McDonald's on UrbanspoonYes, I avoided going to any fast food restaurants for several years, but Sheepie likes going there, so now I have the bug – only a little tiny one though. I only resort when I’m very low on fuel and don’t want to spend that much. I’m severely underweight, so a lot of calories is good news to me – but maybe not the cholesterol and all that – but, I rarely go. Again – it’s for my last resort.
And how can you go wrong with a burger for $1.39 (+taxes). Although comparing to Burger King’s Junior Chicken which is also the same price, I prefer BK. The BK chicken is juicier and thicker. The lettuce seems to be fresh and overall the burger tastes better.

idearabbit-mcdonald_brentwoodJunior Chicken Burger $1.39

The location at Brentwood is right by one of the entrances. The service is quick, and the interior is ok. However, due to the developments of the condos at the mall, this McDonald’s has closed down this year. However, you can always order the Junior Chicken at another location.

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