Five Guys Burgers and Fries

April 17, 2011 – 12:01 pm

Today for lunch, Shaun and I tried the newly opened Five Guys Burgers and Fries near us. The menu is simple. You can get a hamburger or a hot dog, with your choice of toppings; fries, plain or with cajun seasoning; and your choice of a fountain drink. Bulk roasted peanuts are also available in the seating area. Don’t let the simplicity deter you – they do just a few things absolutely perfectly. The ingredients are very fresh – nothing is ever frozen. The line to the counter where you place your order is delineated by bags of fresh potatoes and peanuts, and a white board by the registers notes the actual farm where today’s potatoes came from. They don’t start cooking your burger or fries until you’ve ordered, and when they call your order number to pick up your plain paper sack of food, it’s all piping hot. While grease does gather on the bag, the burger and fries themselves don’t leave that heavy, greasy feel in your mouth or in your stomach. The place was hopping, and I’m sure it will stay that way. We have a new go-to place for burgers! I’ll have to give the hot dogs a try sometime soon too 😛

  1. 4 Responses to “Five Guys Burgers and Fries”

  2. Do they have veggie burgers? 🙂

    By Megan on Apr 22, 2011

  3. The closest town to us (about 1-1/2 hrs away) recently opened a Five Guys. So we tried it last time we were there… we got it to go. Big mistake! The burger was amazing. I also made the mistake of getting a regular size instead of a jr. It would have been fine to eat there, but don’t try eating there burgers while driving. It was so juicy and good, but a bit messy for the car. Lesson learned: Don’t have 5 guys in the car. 😉

    O, I also loved the whole atmosphere of the place. 😀

    By lacey on Apr 23, 2011

  4. Five guys is amazing! We always make sure to schedule a trip whenever we’re back in the lower 48. Love me some cajun fries!

    By Heather on Apr 23, 2011

  5. @Megan – No veggie burgers, but they do veggie sandwiches. They toast the buns on a different grill from the meat, but they say they can’t guarantee everything meat free just due to the nature of it being a small open kitchen. The fries are cooked in pure peanut oil and they’re worth the trip on their own =)

    By Cassie on Apr 24, 2011

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