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... Read more
The Burger Blog dishes up a state of the Boston burger address:
Where do we go from here? There's been as much burger activity as ever it seems, with even more burger-centric establishments opening up and a slew of non-burger-centric restaurants offering their take on the classic American sandwich. (yes I called it a Sandwich, deal with it) But with all this onslaught of... Read more
Had Mayor Menino, who's banned soda sales in public buildings, walked over to the plaza side of City Hall today, he would have seen the ginormous line of people patiently waiting for a free Wendy's Son of Lard-o-nator sandwich(that is what they call it, right?). For... Read more
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... Read more
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.
Tasty Burger had originally proposed staying open until 1 a.m. at the site of the old... Read more
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.,... Read more
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 -... Read more
The owners of the Burger King at 4594 Washington St. in Roslindale go before the Boston Licensing Board next... Read more
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.
The Kenmore Square burger joint is OK this morning, but a kitchen in an apartment above it is a bit of a mess: A stove fire brought firefighters racing to the scene last night, although sprinklers had mostly doused the flames by the time they got there, the Daily Free Press reports.
UBurger, which already sells fresh burgers and hand-cut fries to BU students from two location, plans to open a third outlet on Tremont Street at Temple Place.
The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to grant UBurger a license to open between 11 a.m. and midnight seven days a week. At a brief hearing today, the board had no major questions; member Suzanne... Read more
Jen reports on a visit to the Dedham Five Guys, concludes:
I really wish it would come to Cambridge!
John from Cambridge filed this report this afternoon:
Just got back from lunch at Mr. Bartley's in Harvard Sq. where Food Network is recording an episode of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. They had fill... Read more
lights all around the restaurant and everyone had to sign release forms before leaving. When we left at 12:45, the standard block-long line had formed outside. No sign of Guy
Boston Restaurant Talk reports on the opening of the fifth Five Guys in the Boston area, this one in Randolph.
Ed. burger note: Addiction is perhaps too strong a word for our patronage at the Dedham Five Guys, but maybe that's because the wife and kidlet are made of stronger stuff.
Says both the Foxboro and Dedham Five Guys suck. I haven't been to the Foxboro one, but I think the guy just needs to stop coming to Boston if he's going to get that outraged; the two times we've been to the Dedham Five Guys, it's been great, although I need to remember to get the junior burger because the regular one is huge.... Read more