Five Guys at LAX

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  1. yaffa
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    I noticed that Five Guys is spreading fast on the West Coast and apparently there are two outlets on Sepulveda Blvd near LAX. The one north in Culver City is a bit far away but the one in El Segundo just south of the airport sounds interesting as a layover destination.

    They should have opened the place next to a Parking Spot but looking at Google Maps I could not identify any hotel which may offer a 'free transfer' to Five Guys besides the Homestead Studio Suites Los Angeles El Segundo.

    Does anybody have any ideas on how to quickly transfer between LAX and Five Guys?
     
  2. gleff
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    I gotta tell ya, I usually do Five Guys when departing from the main US Airways pier at DCA. But for LAX, I'd definitely hit In 'N Out Burger. Maybe it's just that I can't get In 'N Out here on the East Coast..
     
  3. Scottrick
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    Yes, In-N-Out beast Five Guys easily. I liked Five Guys more when it was something special I could only get back east, but now that it's everywhere and I compare it to my local favorites, it's not nearly as good. For example, Red Mill in Seattle not only makes a better burger but also has milkshakes.
     
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    In N Out, a flat beef patty, cooked on a flat top grill to a well done (read no charcoal & no pink which IMO is what makes a great burger), for a fast food chain-made burger, it is ok.

    I liked the various toppings at 5 guys but again, flat top grill cooked to a well done.
    local pubs and fast'ish' places will trump chains most everytime.
     
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    I guess my point is that when I first tried Five Guys, it was not a real chain. It had five family-owned shops, and it was pretty good compared to the other available options in DC. Now that it's franchised, it's in a new class and opens itself up to comparisons with more competitors.
     
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    Hacienda Motel, 525 Sepulveda Blvd, almost next door, has a 24 hour shuttle, Homestead Suites looks like it's in the same shopping center with Ralph's Grocery and I'll bet that's where 5Guys is. Starbucks is in that center at 530 N. Sepulveda, Rubio's Fresh Mex is at 400 N Sepulveda, right next to Ralph's. Therefore, Five Guys, 460 N. Sepulveda HAS to be in that shopping center, which is 2 miles from LAX terminals, on Bus 232! I really like Google

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  7. ChicagoEric
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    There is an In-N-Out not far from LAX. Despite being geographically close, it's a bit of a pain to get to. That said, when I'm in town I try to reserve a little time before my flight for a Double Double...
     
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    Same here when I'm in LAS. Or last time I was in SFO, I drove like 5-10 miles off-course just to pick some up. :)

    But I think it's like gleff said, about having stuff that you don't have nearby. I used to go way out of my way for Sonic's, but now I don't bother as much. And Sonic IMO trumps both In-N-Out and Five Guys.

    Yeah I went there. :)
     
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    Yeah. I have a Five Guys four blocks from my apartment now, and I rarely go there. There's even a Potbelly downtown (and I still love Potbelly) but I haven't been there since it opened a few months ago.

    But I still go to In-N-Out every time my dad picks me up at SFO. :cool:
    "In-N-Out, In-N-Out. That's what a burger is all about!" is a stupid song, but at least it's accurate.
     
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    I have enjoyed Five Guys a couple of times in Chicago and in Las Vegas..a very good burger I think. I also enjoy In N Out, although I have never understood the cult like devotion some people have for it. It is a very tasty, solid burger that is inexpensive. However, I guess living on the west coast my whole life, and always having it tempers that...kind of like when I go to Chicago and hunger for an Italian Beef/Sausage Combo.
     
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    Do I have to mention that the LAX In-n-Out is a renowned plane spotting location, or do we all know that already?

    We do? Okay, carry on....:oops:
     
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    Live in the DC area and always have to get In N Out when on the west coast
     
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    My first meal upon landing in California last week was a double double. ;) Of course, as it was 7am in the UK, it was like having a burger for breakfast. :D
     
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    Just have the Parking Spot (Sepulveda location - blue sign on front of shuttle, not Century location - red sign) shuttle take you to their lot and hop off and you're there. Hop back on shuttle when done.
     
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    Anybody notice how the topic of a competing burger joint is brought up and the thread is largely hijacked in favor of In-N-Out?? :D
     
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    to be fair, this is referring to LAX, which has an established procedure for many board members taking the shuttle to In-N-Out
     
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    Sorry IMHO, Five Guys is a better burger than In-n-out.
     
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    In Vegas, Holsteins at the Cosmopolitan makes a great Burger although for the price of one I'd guess you can at least 6 Double Doubles. And I'm told Le Burger Brasserie at Paris is very good. For those of you who have too much money or are just plain crazy, Le Burger Brasserie has a "$777 Kobe Beef and Maine Lobster Burger, topped with caramelized onions, imported Brie, crispy prosciutto and 100-year aged balsamic vinegar and served with a bottle of Rose Dom Perignon champagne."
    (Yes I know- Way off Topic.)
     
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    Rather than the bus, an alternative is to have a friend from MP/FT pick you up at the airport. Treat the driver to a meal, catch up, and avoid the bus/shuttle ;)
     
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    But the OP's question is How to get to Five Guys from LAX. He knows, as most of us do, how to get to INO. This is not to debate the merits of INO and other random burger places.We want to know how to do a Five Guys run, since the INO using the Parking Spot is a no brainer.

    (BTW, it's what you've grown up with. I've tried FiveGuys at IAD, downtown DC and Caljfornia and am not really a fan. INO has a slight edge. Could be because 5Guys expects you to know what you want on your burger and INO just does it. So I had raw onions that were tough and cut too large and I had to extricate them from the burger and my mouth and some ketchup. Forgot to ask for the lettuce and tomato, this is SoCal just assumed it would be there. Overall the $1 McDonald's double cheeseburger (no lettuce and tomoato there) is actually better than the $3.79 5Guys although the guys have better meat.)
     
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    I also like LBS at the Red Rock in Vegas...pricey but good.
     
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    Given the title, I thought it was about Five Guys....even if I did not have family in SoCal, I'd fly out for a Double Double. ;)
     
  23. yaffa
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    lili answered the question perfectly and I guess I'll have to do a MR to LAX and put the plan to test.
    Now let the In'n'Out vs. Five Guys flame war begin ... I have my Martini ready ;-)
     
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    Actually, this is incorrect. The white on red font is the Sepulveda shuttle, and the white on blue is the Century shuttle. You want the Sepulveda to get to In n Out.
     
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    You're right, I got em mixed up. Thanks for the correction.
     

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