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I love the name. I think Belushi was a genius on SNL. I wanted to like Cheeburger Cheeburger...but I couldn't.

I was stuck out at Carmax in Ashburn (Sterling?) on Sunday and desperately needed food after forgetting to have breakfast and going through the car purchase process. My immediate options looked like Wegman's, California Tortilla or Cheeburger. Wegman's would have been the easy normal choice, but since I was ravenously hungry, the thought of a burger immediately trumped any other option.

Upon our arrival, we were way-too-happily greeted by a guy that escorted us to our table and proceeded to ask us if we'd ever been there before. After a dumb and costly mistake (I said "No."), my wife and I were then guided through the menu as if we were flying a plane in an emergency situation and reading the airplane manual for the first time with a coked-up Joe Dirt as our only guide. Our plane was crashing and we were the flight's only hope to land it!! It was a mile-a-minute speech that included dramatic pauses, page-flipping, SAUCE CHOICES!!, combo meals, descriptions of their flavored sodas made tableside, SAUCE CHOICES!!, countless examples of upselling, DID I MENTION THE DEAL YOU GET IF YOU GET THREE SAUCES?! and mentions of having our picture taken and put on their "Wall of Fame" if we eat their 20 ounce burger. Phew! (I'm sure not the best descriptive writer, but please understand that it was a weird and oddly stressful menu walkthrough.)

Anyway, we each got a burger (NOT the 20 ouncer), onion rings and fries. My wife got a banana milkshake. The shake was pretty top notch, to be honest. The burgers were standard fare (decent bread but the burgers tasted like they lacked in fat content and seasoning), with 78 million toppings to choose from as well as 5 different sauces to accompany them. The sauces ranged from nacho cheese to chili jelly. The toppings went from lettuce and tomato to Heinz 57 and pepperoni. Onion rings were batter dipped and not terrible. They, like the fries, needed salt and possibly to be fried at a higher temperature to get crispier, but they only benefitted in flavor from being fried in peanut oil. They didn't taste like they were previously frozen and weren't too greasy.

I wouldn't head back to this place any time soon, but if I were out that way with any age of children, I'd stop by. They seemed incredibly kid-friendly and well-intentioned enough. The food wasn't good enough to prompt a return trip, but certainly not bad enough to keep me away. At least now, if I return, when the host asks me if I've been there before, I can say "Yes". :mellow:

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I have been to the Orginal (Billy Goat Tavern) a few times in Chicago. The place was/is a dive, the burger was OK, but the trip down memory lane fantastic.

We went to the one in Fallsgrove once. Mr. BLB's summary?

Five Guys is much better.

(And we are not Five Guys fans though it hits the spots once in a blue moon.)

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Stuck in Ashburn for any reason?

Try American Flatbread.

Honestly, that was the first place I thought of thanks to the raves on this board, but I hadn't eaten in about 22 hours (no exaggeration) by the time we finished buying our car and I couldn't fathom going any further than 100 yards for food.

Hey, I honestly never mind having less-than-perfect restaurant experiences. It's those experiences that make the good ones feel great!!

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I love the name. I think Belushi was a genius on SNL. I wanted to like Cheeburger Cheeburger...but I couldn't.

I was stuck out at Carmax in Ashburn (Sterling?) on Sunday and desperately needed food after forgetting to have breakfast and going through the car purchase process. My immediate options looked like Wegman's, California Tortilla or Cheeburger. Wegman's would have been the easy normal choice, but since I was ravenously hungry, the thought of a burger immediately trumped any other option.

Upon our arrival, we were way-too-happily greeted by a guy that escorted us to our table and proceeded to ask us if we'd ever been there before. After a dumb and costly mistake (I said "No."), my wife and I were then guided through the menu as if we were flying a plane in an emergency situation and reading the airplane manual for the first time with a coked-up Joe Dirt as our only guide. Our plane was crashing and we were the flight's only hope to land it!! It was a mile-a-minute speech that included dramatic pauses, page-flipping, SAUCE CHOICES!!, combo meals, descriptions of their flavored sodas made tableside, SAUCE CHOICES!!, countless examples of upselling, DID I MENTION THE DEAL YOU GET IF YOU GET THREE SAUCES?! and mentions of having our picture taken and put on their "Wall of Fame" if we eat their 20 ounce burger. Phew! (I'm sure not the best descriptive writer, but please understand that it was a weird and oddly stressful menu walkthrough.)

Anyway, we each got a burger (NOT the 20 ouncer), onion rings and fries. My wife got a banana milkshake. The shake was pretty top notch, to be honest. The burgers were standard fare (decent bread but the burgers tasted like they lacked in fat content and seasoning), with 78 million toppings to choose from as well as 5 different sauces to accompany them. The sauces ranged from nacho cheese to chili jelly. The toppings went from lettuce and tomato to Heinz 57 and pepperoni. Onion rings were batter dipped and not terrible. They, like the fries, needed salt and possibly to be fried at a higher temperature to get crispier, but they only benefitted in flavor from being fried in peanut oil. They didn't taste like they were previously frozen and weren't too greasy.

I wouldn't head back to this place any time soon, but if I were out that way with any age of children, I'd stop by. They seemed incredibly kid-friendly and well-intentioned enough. The food wasn't good enough to prompt a return trip, but certainly not bad enough to keep me away. At least now, if I return, when the host asks me if I've been there before, I can say "Yes". :mellow:

the place to get a burger if you are stuck in Ashburn is Foster's Grille! I loved Cheeburger Cheeburger when i discovered it in Ft Lauderdale, the menu is fun and amazing, but the execution here in Ashburn stinks. shakes- fabulous. fries, overcooked and flavorless. burger i say medium so i can count on medium well, but they still gave me well done. couldn't even chew it- shoe leather. blech. i will give the one more try, to be fair.

but Fosters have never let me down- thick juicy hand made Patties... oh my. cold yuengling on tap- i'm so happy every time i go there. 5 guys IS great- the BEST fries around no doubt. but Fosters Fries are great as well and i am there for a burger first.

after all- it's not chip-cheeburger-cheeburger!

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5 guys IS great- the BEST fries around no doubt.

Maybe the best in Ashburn/Sterling, but I can name at least a dozen places in the DC area that have better fries, and none of them will leave you smelling like you just rolled around in a grease trap.

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Maybe the best in Ashburn/Sterling, but I can name at least a dozen places in the DC area that have better fries, and none of them will leave you smelling like you just rolled around in a grease trap.

fair enough- but yes i AM talking Ashburn. I'm also a Nebraskan, so any fries that remind me of Stella's Bar n Grill where your to-go burger is wrapped in Reynolds wrap foil and placed in a paper bag- like you had to take to school if you lost your lunch box and your parent's refused to buy you a new one, AND the fries are dumped straight from the basket into in the same kind of bag lined with papaer towel to soak up the grease before you get home...

5 guys fries make me home sick, so i have a special place in my heart for them.

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I have been craving 5 guys but my pre-storm errands took me closer to a cheeburger cheeburger (Burtonsville). Ugh, why did I bother. Onion rings so greasy the bag was soaked and grease ran down my fingers picking them up. Burger was fine but nothing great, with flavorless "pepperjack" cheese and a pile of insipid mushrooms. Why oh why didn't I drive the extra 15 minutes? Never again Mr. Dionasopolis.

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