That’s a pretty bold statement for Five Guys Burgers and Fries to make. Expecially considering I’ve eaten, and will continue to eat, excessive amounts of burgers. More burgers than an average/healthy person, that’s for sure.
I went to Five Guys with my family one day when we decided to do some old fashioned family-bonding and hit up Costco and Ikea.
I had heard the name before on account of people raving about how good it was, but had never actually been (probably on account that it’s in the middle of nowhere).
It was crazy busy and I could tell immediately that it was an American chain. Not only from the signs adorning the walls, but also from the needless waste (why do we need paper bags when we’re staying in and a tray would suffice, etc.).
We were not warned by staff or from friends who had gone that the regular burger is actually a double burger. Meanwhile, a “lil” burger is a more reasonably sized single patty burger. It was basically the physical manifestation of gluttony.
My burger was fine, but was it amazing? No. Better than average fast food? Simply because you can choose your own toppings, yes. However, the beef isn’t any better, nor are the buns, and nor are any of the individual toppings.
Overall, Five Guys is fine, but it’s expensive for fast food, the restaurant itself is loud and noisy (like the mall food court on a Saturday), and it’s way too much food for a normal person (I had just a few bites and was full, having to save mine for later).
If you’re going to spend that money on a burger, I suggest paying just a few bucks extra and hitting an actual restuarant with significantly better burgers.