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Old Oct 6th 2022, 1:36 pm
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Old Oct 17th 2022, 5:40 pm
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Some of us will be familiar with 5 Guys Burger stores in Canada. Cant say I use them very often as I find better burgers and prices at mom and pop burger bars.

So they have opened one in Preston and the local paper sent a reporter.

We sent reporter Hannah Bridgeman down to the sample the menu and report back to readers. Her order included the ‘Little Bacon Cheeseburger’ (£7.35), and ‘Little Cajun Fries’ (£3.15) with a refillable drink (£3.75), and a Five Guys Shake Oreo Cookie flavoured (£5.25). The total stacked up up to £19.50 – not unsubstantial but, reported Hannah, well worth it.

So using the local Canadian store the Little Bacon Cheeseburger is $9.59 Little Cajun Fries $4.49 Regular Drink $3.09 (Large) $3.29 and Oreo Cookie shake $5.79 subtotal $29.46 probably plus 1.47 GST and PST $2.06 = $32.99

Rough conversion 19.50 x 1.56 = $30.45.

Does that seem reasonable to pay over $30 for that which would be considered a lunch meal?
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Old Oct 17th 2022, 9:23 pm
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Had Five Guys in Buffalo two weeks ago, from what I recall for two of us - bacon cheeseburger, and cheeseburger, fries, one medium drink, one large drink - it was about US$30, which I thought was fairly reasonable for two of us.
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Old Oct 17th 2022, 9:37 pm
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Originally Posted by Former Lancastrian
Some of us will be familiar with 5 Guys Burger stores in Canada. Cant say I use them very often as I find better burgers and prices at mom and pop burger bars.

So they have opened one in Preston and the local paper sent a reporter.

We sent reporter Hannah Bridgeman down to the sample the menu and report back to readers. Her order included the ‘Little Bacon Cheeseburger’ (£7.35), and ‘Little Cajun Fries’ (£3.15) with a refillable drink (£3.75), and a Five Guys Shake Oreo Cookie flavoured (£5.25). The total stacked up up to £19.50 – not unsubstantial but, reported Hannah, well worth it.

So using the local Canadian store the Little Bacon Cheeseburger is $9.59 Little Cajun Fries $4.49 Regular Drink $3.09 (Large) $3.29 and Oreo Cookie shake $5.79 subtotal $29.46 probably plus 1.47 GST and PST $2.06 = $32.99

Rough conversion 19.50 x 1.56 = $30.45.

Does that seem reasonable to pay over $30 for that which would be considered a lunch meal?
Putting aside the Canadian total appears to include a regular drink and a large one, why have a shake as well? Is that supposed to be a dessert?

Whenever we order delivery I stay away from 'combos' as a 2l bottle from the supermarket and out of our fridge is a way better deal. If I was ordering that, I'd stick with the burger and fries for $14 plus tax making it just over $16. Perhaps if I was out and eating it in the burger bar I might want a drink but if I'm eating for only $16 I'd balk at the price jump for pop out of principle.

If eating in a posh restaurant where the meal was $160 and the wine added $40+ I'd view that entirely differently even though it's all proportionate.
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In a similar vein (but 'Merkans): 11 FOOT 8 - The Canopener Bridge
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https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/irania...port-1.6649997

From the article it says he was born to an Iranian father and British mother...one would think he would have been a British citizen and entitled to leave the airport once liased with the British authorities to claim citizenship.
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https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/irania...port-1.6649997

From the article it says he was born to an Iranian father and British mother...one would think he would have been a British citizen and entitled to leave the airport once liased with the British authorities to claim citizenship.
His mother was British so he would not automatically be a British citizen, Plus he said he had lost all his documents. Shabby treatment all round for the poor man
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Old Nov 15th 2022, 5:12 pm
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His mother was British so he would not automatically be a British citizen, Plus he said he had lost all his documents. Shabby treatment all round for the poor man
I agree. It seems he just fell through the cracks. A shame.
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I'm struggling to get enthusiastic about this World Cup. I love the WC, it's usually the most exiting sporting thing ever for me, but this one with all the political/social/cultural issues is just soul sapping. I'll watch and hope that England, US, Wales ( as a child I always cheered on Scotland but they're rubbish atm) and Canada do well but just with a lot of anxiety about this tournament.

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I'm struggling to get enthusiastic about this World Cup. I love the WC, it's usually the most exiting sporting thing ever for me, but this one with all the political/social/cultural issues is just soul sapping. I'll watch and hope that England, US, Wales ( as a child I always cheered on Scotland but they're rubbish atm) and Canada do well but just with a lot of anxiety about this tournament.
I suspect I will watch very little of it, I'm unhappy that it was ever given to Qatar, which was heavily influenced by financial considerations (a polite way of saying bribery), the treatment of the workers building the stadia, of 650 died due to failure of safety policies. The UK has been inundated by World and European Championships in the last few months, Football (Soccer for US people) Rugby Union, Rugby League, Gymnastics etc But England have won some of them, The Womens Euros, Mens Wheelchair Rugby League. Medals in the Gymnastics.
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Old Nov 19th 2022, 1:23 pm
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I'm struggling to get enthusiastic about this World Cup. I love the WC, it's usually the most exiting sporting thing ever for me, but this one with all the political/social/cultural issues is just soul sapping. I'll watch and hope that England, US, Wales ( as a child I always cheered on Scotland but they're rubbish atm) and Canada do well but just with a lot of anxiety about this tournament.
Normally by now I have rewatched "on the march with Bobby's army" and other compilations; made a note of dates and times of most matches so as not to make arrangements that clash; completed a spreadsheet to try and project the later knockout ties; read the articles about teams and venues, players to watch out for etc.

Not this time.

But I have watched the video of the latest version of the greatest football song ever.
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Old Nov 19th 2022, 7:49 pm
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the greatest football song ever.
Being a Yid?
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I think the tournament may not even finish, once a fan is shot by the trigger happy security the Saudis have drafted in its game over. I also think that all the injuries that are keeping top players out are injuries of convenience because the players don't want to go. Bet they are all miraculously fit once the tournament is over
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Old Nov 19th 2022, 8:52 pm
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