lime fresh no more

August 21, 2016

This used to be a Lime Fresh Mexican Grill here at Phillips Landing. My wife and I made it a regular eating out habit, especially on Taco Tuesdays. Lime Fresh had the best fish tacos in Orlando, if not the whole world. All the food was good as was the staff. We literally started eating there when that Lime Fresh first opened. We built up a lot of good memories around the excellent food and staff.

But nothing lasts forever, especially something good like Lime Fresh. For whatever reason the place closed down late last year. Then about a month ago construction began on the empty store, and today I discovered it’s going to become a Five Guys Burger joint.

I’ve been to Five Guys. There’s one over near UCF where I work. Five Guys makes a decent burger, better than McDonalds and Burger King to be sure. But as good asFive Guys is, it isn’t as good as Lime Fresh. Not by any stretch. Not only is Lime Fresh food outstanding, it’s a lot healthier than a burger and fries from anybody, including Five Guys.

Before they tore out the Lime Fresh interior I got a few photos to remember the place. The photos below were taken at the same approximate positions as the photos above. You can see how different the new restaurant is laid out. Lime Fresh was a lot more open.

I’m sure the Five Guys will be successful. But not because of me and my wife. We won’t eat there; the food isn’t to our liking and we’ll have too sad memories of the restaurant that was there before.