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Eldad Yaniv (L) and Frankie Cestaro chat while

Eldad Yaniv (L) and Frankie Cestaro chat while eating burgers and fries at Five Guys in Long Beach. Photo Credit: Photo by Nicholas Roberts

My father's idea of fast food was scrambled eggs, made either at home or work, either by him or by a loved one. He said there was a time for fast-food hamburgers. That time was never. Decades overseeing dining rooms and working in kitchens made him risk-averse. I've kept that in mind, and stomach, over the years, avoiding fast food except in the line of duty or necessity. That led to a stop at In-n-Out Burger off a freeway in southern California. And practicality has dictated more than one stop at All-American Burger in Massapequa, usually after high-school softball games. Both were good.

Now comes a third competitor:  Five Guys Burgers and Fries. The branch near Walt Whitman Mall in Huntington Station is a shopping-season helper. Tried the basics and got back to business. Next time, maybe the hot dog. Five Guys Burgers and Fries, 350 Route 110, Huntington Station; 631-271-4144.

 Serving 'em up at the Levittown branch / Photo by Nicholas Roberts

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