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.
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