Five Guys to Conquer King Street?

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There is no shortage of awesome burgers in the downtown vicinity. Let’s see, just off the top of my head you’ve got Rue de Jean, Moe’s, Vickery’s, A.C.’s.

So what does Five Guys think it’s doing by plopping itself down on King Street? Does it really think it can break off a piece of the downtown burger market?

Well, it probably can.

We’ve spilled plenty of ink praising Five Guys' delicious burgers. In last year’s Best of Charleston issue, food critic Jeff Allen surely drooled all over himself as he wrote this: “one brown sack at Five Guys contains enough gut-busting flavor to keep you holed up in there for hours, making Five Guys the best place around to get a burger and bag full of hand-cut, steaming hot fries in under 15 minutes.”

So, we’re going to hold off on bashing this burger chain, because, well, because we like it. According to the managers of the Mt. Pleasant and West Ashley locations, Five Guys will be moving into the old Cold Stone Creamery location smack dab in the heart of King Street’s College of Charleston district. They expect to be open mid-summer.

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