Five Guys Rome Shut Down
The Facts

West Shokan, NY

#42 Oct 5, 2013
Actually, the owner NEVER made a salary or a profit in the Rome store in the 3 years open. In fact is he lost more money each year than most of you Einstein’s have ever earned in any year.
You block heads comparing Five Guys food to McDonalds or Burger King is like comparing Peter Lugers Steak House to a Ponderosa. How do you expect to compare the price of fresh, never frozen 100% pure beef burgers to frozen hockey pucks full of pink slim and other fillers? Do the math, ground beef is $2.69 a pound, how can McDonalds sell burgers for $1.00? Do you Neanderthals really think you’re eating beef? Its 70% filler.
As far as the Rome work force goes, that store had to hire 100 Romans to get one good worker. You hire someone, spend money training them, spend money on uniforms, spend money on overtime covering shirts they don’t show up for and then they quit without notice leaving you shorthanded OR the good ones quit because they get tired of carrying the load because of the lazy indifferent ones. The owner give the employees a two week notice of the pending closing as he would want from them and he offered half the work force jobs in his New Hartford store. Three employees walked out in the next few days leaving them shorthanded.
The New Hartford store is smaller, prices are higher but it does twice the business as Rome did. Why? Because Roman’s wouldn’t know good food if they fell in it and Price NOT quality is what matter to Romans. The truth is, Moe’s wanted the space and the owner wanted out. An offer was made and he jumped on it. The only reason he stayed open as long as he did was because of the few good employees there. Now, all the lazy laying Trolls that helped destroy this business can go work for Moe’s and destroy that business too.
Lastly, No one was found Guilty of ANYTHING because nothing ever happened. One person lies to get money and 1000 Romans swear it’s true. It’s easy to talk Shit while obscuring your identity behind a fake name on Topix. Here’s an idea, if you’re so sure of the hurtful shit you print, grow a pair and confront the owner with it. I would however suggest you put your dentist’s phone number on speed dial first.
Gary

Hamilton, NY

#43 Oct 6, 2013
The Facts wrote:
Actually, the owner NEVER made a salary or a profit in the Rome store in the 3 years open. In fact is he lost more money each year than most of you Einstein’s have ever earned in any year.
You block heads comparing Five Guys food to McDonalds or Burger King is like comparing Peter Lugers Steak House to a Ponderosa. How do you expect to compare the price of fresh, never frozen 100% pure beef burgers to frozen hockey pucks full of pink slim and other fillers? Do the math, ground beef is $2.69 a pound, how can McDonalds sell burgers for $1.00? Do you Neanderthals really think you’re eating beef? Its 70% filler.
As far as the Rome work force goes, that store had to hire 100 Romans to get one good worker. You hire someone, spend money training them, spend money on uniforms, spend money on overtime covering shirts they don’t show up for and then they quit without notice leaving you shorthanded OR the good ones quit because they get tired of carrying the load because of the lazy indifferent ones. The owner give the employees a two week notice of the pending closing as he would want from them and he offered half the work force jobs in his New Hartford store. Three employees walked out in the next few days leaving them shorthanded.
The New Hartford store is smaller, prices are higher but it does twice the business as Rome did. Why? Because Roman’s wouldn’t know good food if they fell in it and Price NOT quality is what matter to Romans. The truth is, Moe’s wanted the space and the owner wanted out. An offer was made and he jumped on it. The only reason he stayed open as long as he did was because of the few good employees there. Now, all the lazy laying Trolls that helped destroy this business can go work for Moe’s and destroy that business too.
Lastly, No one was found Guilty of ANYTHING because nothing ever happened. One person lies to get money and 1000 Romans swear it’s true. It’s easy to talk Shit while obscuring your identity behind a fake name on Topix. Here’s an idea, if you’re so sure of the hurtful shit you print, grow a pair and confront the owner with it. I would however suggest you put your dentist’s phone number on speed dial first.
That is my cousin you are talking about you moron. Profit was made initially. We didn't know how poor or desperate Rome was. We were lied to. You hide behind a fake name of "the facts". Shut up and mind your own business that cheap bimbo he felt sorry for and gave a job to that claimed sexual harassment is probably your kin. Inbred white garbage such as your self. Have fun posting on your free cell phone junior.
Kent

Hamilton, NY

#44 Oct 6, 2013
I gotta agree with that "The Facts Saugerties, NY" Is neither where he is from nor his name. If I was ever going to open a place I would avoid Rome loaded with Pukes like him. Third or fourth generation welfare recipients on a free phone.
MR legit

Ithaca, NY

#45 Oct 11, 2013
The Bottom line is the price point there Greed got the best of them there paying employees the same as Mc Donalds but charging 5 times more for there burgers this is Rome where the average person makes between 8 & 10 Dollars an hour if even that and these bozos Come along and charge all that money on what? A freaking burger. Shit I would rather get 2 burgers & 2 fries with a drink off the Dollar menue at another place and put the rest in my gas tank
Stupid

Syracuse, NY

#46 Oct 11, 2013
Gary wrote:
<quoted text>
That is my cousin you are talking about you moron. Profit was made initially. We didn't know how poor or desperate Rome was. We were lied to. You hide behind a fake name of "the facts". Shut up and mind your own business that cheap bimbo he felt sorry for and gave a job to that claimed sexual harassment is probably your kin. Inbred white garbage such as your self. Have fun posting on your free cell phone junior.
He or she was sticking up for the owner! Yet you are bashing him or her??? Go back to school and learn how to read.
Facts

West Shokan, NY

#47 Oct 11, 2013
Two things control food prices, the wholesale price the business pays for their food and the volume it sales. Five Guys, like almost all chains, require the food be purchased from their approved vendors. Price of a box of meat and a bag of spuds is set by Five Guys, Owners cannot shop around. Therefor, you HAVE TO change $X.xx for a burger to keep food costs under 34%. If you are over 34% you will fail. If you are at 34% but still have shitty sales like Rome FG did, you will also fail. Bottom line is Romans will not pay for quality, Price is ALL that matters. Look at what the idiot said above about having two burgers off McDonalds dollar menu. You could serve a Turd on a bun in Rome. As long as its cheap, they will come. Quality Doesn't Matter! End of Story.
not quite

Liverpool, NY

#48 Oct 11, 2013
Facts wrote:
Two things control food prices, the wholesale price the business pays for their food and the volume it sales. Five Guys, like almost all chains, require the food be purchased from their approved vendors. Price of a box of meat and a bag of spuds is set by Five Guys, Owners cannot shop around. Therefor, you HAVE TO change $X.xx for a burger to keep food costs under 34%. If you are over 34% you will fail. If you are at 34% but still have shitty sales like Rome FG did, you will also fail. Bottom line is Romans will not pay for quality, Price is ALL that matters. Look at what the idiot said above about having two burgers off McDonalds dollar menu. You could serve a Turd on a bun in Rome. As long as its cheap, they will come. Quality Doesn't Matter! End of Story.
wow that's a little rough, but your right for the most part, but u left out some big costs. like the franchise fee. I don't even want to know what they paid for it. and advertising, etc.. Its a tough business, and in a town like this. wtf
formerroman

United States

#49 Oct 11, 2013
The Facts wrote:
Actually, the owner NEVER made a salary or a profit in the Rome store in the 3 years open. In fact is he lost more money each year than most of you Einstein’s have ever earned in any year.
You block heads comparing Five Guys food to McDonalds or Burger King is like comparing Peter Lugers Steak House to a Ponderosa. How do you expect to compare the price of fresh, never frozen 100% pure beef burgers to frozen hockey pucks full of pink slim and other fillers? Do the math, ground beef is $2.69 a pound, how can McDonalds sell burgers for $1.00? Do you Neanderthals really think you’re eating beef? Its 70% filler.
As far as the Rome work force goes, that store had to hire 100 Romans to get one good worker. You hire someone, spend money training them, spend money on uniforms, spend money on overtime covering shirts they don’t show up for and then they quit without notice leaving you shorthanded OR the good ones quit because they get tired of carrying the load because of the lazy indifferent ones. The owner give the employees a two week notice of the pending closing as he would want from them and he offered half the work force jobs in his New Hartford store. Three employees walked out in the next few days leaving them shorthanded.
The New Hartford store is smaller, prices are higher but it does twice the business as Rome did. Why? Because Roman’s wouldn’t know good food if they fell in it and Price NOT quality is what matter to Romans. The truth is, Moe’s wanted the space and the owner wanted out. An offer was made and he jumped on it. The only reason he stayed open as long as he did was because of the few good employees there. Now, all the lazy laying Trolls that helped destroy this business can go work for Moe’s and destroy that business too.
Lastly, No one was found Guilty of ANYTHING because nothing ever happened. One person lies to get money and 1000 Romans swear it’s true. It’s easy to talk Shit while obscuring your identity behind a fake name on Topix. Here’s an idea, if you’re so sure of the hurtful shit you print, grow a pair and confront the owner with it. I would however suggest you put your dentist’s phone number on speed dial first.
excellent point but I see one problem with your reply...this is Rome NY...you would have to explain to most folks here what Peter Lugers is...if it does not come with blue cheese and wing sauce then most of these folks have no concept
huntz hall

Tully, NY

#50 Oct 11, 2013
I just wanna know where Lisa who worked at the Rome store ended up. Anyone know?
Leave Lisa alone

Stony Creek, NY

#51 Oct 11, 2013
Lisa is a very nice girl who needs to say no to the leaches that keep sucking off of her. She worked there from day one, was a very good worker and seldom missed a day. More than we can say for 99.9% for the losers that worked there.
Welcome to Moes

Stony Creek, NY

#52 Oct 11, 2013
As someone mentioned in a previous post, Moe's is renovating the space now. They should be slinging their overpriced Tex/Mex in a few months. That is until everyone tries them once, pays $8 for a Barito and realizes they can buy them for $1 at Taco Bell.
Who taking bets on how long Moe's will last?
hey Stupid

Yorkville, NY

#53 Oct 12, 2013
Bottom line is owner wa GREEDY! No great loss !
2 CENTS

Earlville, NY

#54 Oct 12, 2013
Facts has the facts WRONG !! McDonalds burgers are 70% filler ? That's one of the most incompetent statements written here. I'm no fan of the fast food market but they would have closed shop a long time ago if FACTS was even close! The chains have a very high standard for their beef products and it's a FACT they use 90-10 ground beef, that's 90 beef 10 fat for the slower folks on this thread. Where they profit is their burgers weigh 1.6 oz. so thet yield 16 burgers to the lb. If you can do the math, that's why they can sell a standard burger for $1.00!! Next time you open your mouth to try and sound competent, remove your FOOT and do some FACT CHECKING FIRST!!
Facts is Right

Stony Creek, NY

#55 Oct 12, 2013
2 CENTS wrote:
Facts has the facts WRONG !! McDonalds burgers are 70% filler ? That's one of the most incompetent statements written here. I'm no fan of the fast food market but they would have closed shop a long time ago if FACTS was even close! The chains have a very high standard for their beef products and it's a FACT they use 90-10 ground beef, that's 90 beef 10 fat for the slower folks on this thread. Where they profit is their burgers weigh 1.6 oz. so thet yield 16 burgers to the lb. If you can do the math, that's why they can sell a standard burger for $1.00!! Next time you open your mouth to try and sound competent, remove your FOOT and do some FACT CHECKING FIRST!!
Yes, they may use 90/10 beef but they ADD Fillers. Have you read about Pink Slim? Most all Fast Food chains use fillers. McDonalds has a high standard? Give me a break, For years there was NO Chicken in their Chicken McNuggets. Get real!
2 Cents is wrong

Stony Creek, NY

#56 Oct 12, 2013
Five Guys burger Patties weigh about 3 to 4 oz each and they give two patties on a regular burger. You also pick the topping you want at no extra change. You are Not force feed what they want to put on their burger, so how can anyone compare the two restaurants.
Fred

Colorado Springs, CO

#58 Oct 16, 2013
2 CENTS wrote:
<snip>Where they profit is their burgers weigh 1.6 oz. so thet yield 16 burgers to the lb. If you can do the math, that's why they can sell a standard burger for $1.00!! <snip>
Actually, if you do the math, 1.6 oz. burgers yield 10 burgers to the lb.

Point taken though...
5 guys sucked

Dover, DE

#59 Oct 16, 2013
2 Cents is wrong wrote:
Five Guys burger Patties weigh about 3 to 4 oz each and they give two patties on a regular burger. You also pick the topping you want at no extra change. You are Not force feed what they want to put on their burger, so how can anyone compare the two restaurants.
They STILL can't justify 9 dollars for a BURGER!wow...you get a FREE Pickle/mustard with that 9 dollar burger!WHAT A DEAL!
5 guys sucked

Dover, DE

#60 Oct 16, 2013
burger size-265 grams-calories-700-calories from FAT-400-TOTAL FAT 43 GRAMS Saturated FAT 19.5 GRAMS
Mcdonalds BURGER-Calories-250-TOTAL FAT-9 GRAMS...

do the math 5 guys 43 GRAMS OF FAT-9 Dollar per
Mc Donalds 9 GRAMS OF FAT-$1.00 per
Wrong Again

West Shokan, NY

#61 Oct 16, 2013
In what planet does Five Guys have a $9 Burger? Highest burger on the menu was a BACON CHEESE with 2 Patties for $6.49. How do you compare two TOTALLY difference burgers,(Size, Weight, Toppings... all different), than that of the ONE MUCH SMALLER Patty McDonards $1 Burger you are comparing it to?

Einsteins, one after another. Is anyone on this site over 12 years old or do you all just have the I.Q. of one?
haha

Syracuse, NY

#62 Oct 17, 2013
The burgers were worth it. The fries were gross and hard. And the employees had the music blasting and most the time the tables were dirty.

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