How far we've fallen: Not only do a bunch of Bruins fans in a bar go into foodgasms over a McDonald's hamburger, they don't realize who's feeding it to them. Also, McDonald's is too cheap to get the rights to show the Bruins logo.
The BurgerFi recently opened on Spring Street, a couple doors down from Panera. Old timers could be forgiven for walking in and going "What's this doing in West Roxbury?"
The Boston Licensing Board yesterday gave Wahlburgers permission to spend $325,000 for the liquor license of the old Goody Glover's in the North End for its impending burger joint at 132 Brookline Ave.
The owner of the McDonald's at Harvard and Commonwealth avenues is seeking permission to stay open around the clock.
The Boston Licensing Board considers its request to extend its hours, which now run 5 a.m. to 2 a.m., at a hearing on Wednesday.
A little over a year ago, the board agreed to let the burger place change its opening hour from 7 a.m. to 5 a.m., after owner Bob King agreed to take steps to keep his franchise from becoming a hangout for methadone patients.
Burgerfi, which sells things such as free-range meat patties covered in American cheese, bacon, hash browns and maple syrup, goes before the Boston Licensing Board next week for permission to open up in the Shaw's plaza on Spring Street, where LeanWorks closed up months ago.
The chain, which already has an outlet on Comm. Ave. near BU, is also seeking permission to buy the beer and wine license of Beijing Kyoto in Chinatown, in what would be a rare example of an outer neighborhood grabbing an alcohol license from a downtown or waterfront eatery.
Consumerist reports a Massachusetts Five Guys - exactly which one is not disclosed - has a manager, who, when confronted with a consumer complaint about an order goes by, gets really fried. And then sends a copy of his tirade to the person who filed the complaint.
The Boston Licensing Board says the presence of methadone patients who aren't breaking any laws isn't reason to keep the McDonald's at Harvard and Comm. avenues from opening at 5 a.m.
Its approval means the burger/Egg McMuffin emporium can now open 21 hours a day. It previously had opened at 7 a.m., which franchisee Bob King said meant he could not serve the crowds clamoring for McDonald's take on breakfast earlier in the morning.
The Burger Blog dishes up a state of the Boston burger address:
The Boston Licensing Board yesterday approved a Tasty Burger on L Street, but denied the restaurant's request to add 20 patio seats in the back.
The board, which oversees food-serving licenses in Boston, agreed with the outlet's request to stay open until 11 p.m. most nights and midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. The burger stand, which will replace the old Boat House ice-cream stand, will open at 8 a.m., with plans for breakfast burritos and coffee.
The board decides tomorrow whether a proposal by Tasty Burger to limit its hours and cut back an outdoor patio at a proposed L Street location are enough to warrant a food serving license or whether some nearby residents are right that the burger outlet would ruin the neighborhood.
McDonald's plans to seek permission to open the dining room at its Soldiers Field Road location around the clock - after learning it couldn't do so just because a franchisee felt like it.
The outlet at 1750 Soldiers Field Rd. already has permission for a 24-hour drive-thru, but was cited by police last month after a detective found the dining room open at 11:45 p.m., customers munching away inside and a large sign advertising all-night food behind the counter, even though the dining room is only licensed to stay open until 11 p.m. In addition to issuing a citation, he ordered the immediate halt to food sales inside.
UPDATE: The video has been made private (gosh, can't imagine why), so now we may never know for sure.
A security-camera company has posted a video it says shows a knife fight at "a burger place just outside of Boston." Any guesses which one? As a habitue of the Dedham Five Guys, which is just outside Boston, I can rule that one out - the layout doesn't match.
Via DotRat, who finds the knife guy rather cowardly.
The owners of the Burger King at 4594 Washington St. in Roslindale go before the Boston Licensing Board next week with a request to stay open 24 hours a day.
Eagle-eyed Mark Hurwitz spots a Craigslist posting for jobs at a Five Guys going into a Summer Street location vacated by McDonald's.
In recent years, the chain had opened a number of its burger joints in suburbs surrounding Boston but none in the city itself.
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