Friday, February 26, 2010

I might even vote for this guy...maybe...

According to this and this, Michael Pipe, a recent graduate from Penn State, and (more importantly for our purposes) current assistant manager at Five Guys Famous Burgers and Fries, is currently running for the Democrat nomination in Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District.

I have a little bit of an interest in politics, and a huge interest in Five Guys, so this is a nice combination for me. The 5th is a very large district in northern central PA, and the current representative (a Republican) is in his first term. Apparently, Ass't Manager Pipe worked for the Obama Campaign in 2008, and now wants to ring doorbells for himself.

There appears to be only one Five Guys in the district, and that is the one in State College (State College, 226 W. College Ave., State College, PA) so I am guessing that is the one that employes our aspiring candidate. Good for him. A grease soaked bag of fries in every home!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

A few things

I've been slow lately on store visits. Just 1 in January and 4 so far in February. The problem I am running into is that the nearest store to me that I have not yet been to is an hour drive away. An hour there, 1/2 hour to eat, hour back - I don't have a lot of 2 1/2 hour free spots in my days. So I think the plan will be to move away from lunch time visits and start more field trips where I get two or three at time.

I am pleased to see that the online survey extended past the 12/31/09 deadline first listed. I figure I've done about 30 so far. Some day, I'll win that $25 gift card.

I revisited store number 2 (Now the oldest location - see here) last weekend. Although it is the closest store to me, I haven't been there in awhile, and when I started my quest to visit all the stores I thought I would hold this one back for another visit until some significant came along. It turns out, 3 feet of snow, kids who have had school cancelled for 7 days now (and counting) and no other nearby store is pretty significant.

Five Guys opened store number 569 yesterday. I have visited 64 locations. I am falling behind.