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Perry Hall Firefighters Review New Gino's

Station 55 enjoyed a sneak peek at Perry Hall's new Gino's Burgers and Chicken.

Who needs food critics when you have a group of hungry firefighters?

Members of , Perry Hall's Baltimore County fire station, received a special preview of Perry Hall's new on Saturday afternoon.

"It's always good to get to know your local fire department," said general manager Debbie Wait.

Overall, they gave the burgers high marks.

Capt. John Ryan, a Perry Hall resident, said he remembers back when Gino's was a fast food staple in Baltimore County.

"It's changed a little bit—but I think it's better than I remember. I think the burgers are better," Ryan said.

EMT Firefighter Lacey Marino agreed. "It was delicious," she said.

The Perry Hall Gino's opened to the public on Monday.

The restaurant, founded in 1957, was named for Baltimore Colts player Gino Marchetti. Its signature menu item is the Gino's Giant.

Decades ago, one of several Gino's had been located along Belair Road, in the current location of the Perry Hall . Slowly, however, the franchises went out of business. The last Maryland location closed in Pasadena in 1991.

But the burger joint returned 20 years later in Towson in . Perry Hall is Maryland's second location. Two others serve customers in Bensalem and King of Prussia in Pennsylvania.

Wait said she's looking forward to greeting an enthusiastic crowd of customers this week.

"We're ready for anything," she said with a laugh.

Have you tried the new Gino's? Let us know what you think of the food in the comments.

Tim March 17, 2012 at 12:05 AM
Yeah I wonder what the drive thru thing was all about. i noticed that too. Didn't think that was too bright.
DS March 17, 2012 at 02:42 AM
At first I was very excited to go back to Gino's. The reviews are mixed though. The prices are very high. A Gino's Giant with Fries and Drink will run you close to $10 folks. I settled just for the Giant itself- close to $6. The burger - good - not great - not as big as I remember. Service was good though. No Drive thru yet. I got my fix.
Nina March 18, 2012 at 03:11 PM
I just have to comment that I came to this site to see some reviews on Gino's as I've never been there. But I was hysterically entertained by the length of and how passion filled this debate over fast food joints was. Made my day! Thanks, guys. ;)
DS March 19, 2012 at 04:33 PM
@Nina - I think the reason people are so passionate about Gino's is because it really has some sentimental value to the city of Baltimore and not just a fast food joint. Growing up Gino's were everywhere and you went there with your Mom and Dad - it reminds me of my Dad whom passed away a number of years ago. Also remember Gino's was named after great Baltimore Colt great Gino Marchetti - and Baltimore and Maryland loved thier Colts before they were stolen away. Any remembrance of that great old Colt team will make us old timers passionate! So it does seem funny with all the reviews - I get it - but hopefully I have been able to shed light as to why! :)
wafer April 08, 2012 at 07:23 PM
I went to Gino's in Perry Hall today and was extremely dissapointed. The restaurant was dirty, the floor in the kitchen area had food all over it. There were about 6 employees standing around joking and it took about 10-12 minutes to get the food, a single hamburger, fries and chicken tenders. The roll was stale and it was completely overpriced. 18.45 for a single hamburger, fries, and a 3 piece chicken tender dinner(three chicken tenders, three tablespoons of cole slaw, a drink and a stale roll). I wont be going back.

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