Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Episode 65: Five Guys (part 2)

Episode 65: Five Guys [12:00]
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In today's episode Chris Zeke Hand and Ryk E Coli Edelstein continue their visit to the very first Five Guys restaurant in Quebec, which is at the end of the earth, otherwise known as Vaudreuil.

The signs on the front door of Five Guys

The voices you will hear are those of Ross the manager, and then Caleb and Wayne the two partners in the franchise. Last week, in Episode 64 of the Montreal Burger Report Wayne and Caleb eloquently explained how they met playing ice hockey in Israel. In this episode, Ross, Caleb and Wayne all patiently explain to Zeke and E Coli how they will achieve nirvana, become euphoric and ecstatic upon eating a Five Guys burger. Apparently there are more than 5 trillion 230 billion different ways you can get your burger at Five Guys.

Some of the day crew in training at Five Guys

The conversation veers towards the French Fries and how they are made. Zeke and E Coli discover that the potatoes used to make the French Fries they will eat are from Rigby, Idaho and are made from Russet Burbank potatoes. The Russet Burbank potato is a large brown-skinned, white-fleshed cultivar of potato. It is commonly used in French fries in fast food restaurants. Luther Burbank developed the Burbank potato in Lunenburg, Massachusetts, in the early 1870s. In 1875 he sold the rights to his potato for $150, and moved to Santa Rosa, California. The Russet Burbank is the most common potato variety grown in Idaho. And there are close to 4,000 different varieties of potato. In general, varieties are categorized into a few main groups, such as russets, reds, whites, yellows (also called Yukons) and purples. And in case you were wondering, it is 3,663 km from Rigby Idaho to Vaudreuil. (From Wikipedia)

The French Fries

Five Guys burgers and fries is located at 54, boulevard de la Cite-des-Jeunes in Vaudreuil. Their phone number is 450-510-0710 and they are open seven days a week from 11AM to 10PM.

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In a nutshell; The Montreal Burger Report is My Dinner with Andre meets Rocky & Bullwinkle at Martin Picard's place. It is a radio show & podcast where Zeke and E Coli go out have a couple of burgers, some pop and talk about them and to the people who make them. There is a new episode available every Wednesday morning at and on CKUT 90.3 FM in Montreal. If you would like to write to us, our email address is

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This episode of the Montreal Burger Report was written and produced by Chris Zeke Hand. We would graciously like to thank CKUT for their support, and YOU for listening.