A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from December 06, 2012
Five Guys Boogers and Flies (Five Guys Burgers and Fries nickname)

Five Guys Burgers and Fries is a fast food chain restaurant that first opened in Virginia in 1986. “Burgers and fries” have been nicknamed “boogers and flies” since at least the 1990s. The Five Guys Burgers and Fries nickname of “Five Guys Boogers and Flies” has been cited in print since at least 2009.

Another “burger/booger” restaurant nickname is Booger King (Burger King).


Wikipedia: Five Guys
Five Guys Enterprises, LLC/Five Guys Holdings, LLC, doing business as Five Guys, is a fast casual restaurant chain focused on hamburgers, hot dogs, and French fries, with its headquarters in the Lorton community in unincorporated Fairfax County, Virginia. The first Five Guys restaurant opened in 1986 in Arlington County, Virginia, and between 1986 - 2001 they expanded to five locations scattered through the DC-metro area.

In early 2003, the chain began franchising, opening the doors to rapid expansion. In just a year and a half, permits had been sold for over 300 franchised locations, catching the attention of the national restaurant industry. As of 2012, Five Guys has over 1000 locations open throughout the United States and Canada and over 1500 locations under development.

MontrealRacing.com
Teknojnky
15/02/2005, 16h22
not sure about wings but i know they have boogers and flies… err I mean burgers and fries.

My Little Kingdom
FEBRUARY 03, 2009
A Day in the Life
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Taking the boys out to a burger joint called Five Guys Burgers and Fries one evening, the name quickly transformed to Five Guys Boogers and Flies on the way there. Our youngest grew worrisome and adamantly exclaimed he was not going to eat there. I had to reassure him it was called Burgers and Fries and we were not going to eat boogers and flies. Upon realizing his brothers’ joke he was all over the boogers and flies chant.

Modern Radio
Five Guys Burgers and Fries
timesquad
10/13/10 5:13 PM
everytime I see this thread title I think “Five Guys Boogers and Flies”

Momma Bates’s Blog
Are We Having Fun Yet?
This entry was posted on Saturday, July 4th, 2009 at 10:26 am
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Things had goofy names. Burgers and fries will always be boogers and flies. Macaroni and cheese is Marconi cheese.

Serious Eats
Restaurant Nicknames
AUG 3, 2010 12:37PM
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biminitwst
10:44PM ON 08/08/10
Five Guys Burgers and Fries? = Five Guys Boogers and Flies.

Twitter
Bradford Wagner
‏@BfordBrains
Me and my girl like to call it Five Guys Boogers and Flies, needless to say its one of our favs
2:41 PM - 18 May 11 from Long Branch, NJ

Everything & Nothing
22 January 2012
22. Five Guys Boogers and Flies
At first, Sydney cackled with joy when I called it this.  Now she gives me a look of disgust and says stop.  I shouldn’t call it this, but I can’t help it. I mean it as a term of endearment--I love this place.  It’s perfect.  Sydney loves it, too.  Which is why I should not exasperate her with gross comments about boogers and flies.  She’s a big girl now, and too mature for such things. . . .

Confessions of Jaykaiy
30 Nov 2012
05:32
“BOOGERS AND FLIES”
Five Guy’s Burgers

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityRestaurants/Bars/Bakeries/Food Stores • Thursday, December 06, 2012 • Permalink