There are few things in this world that make me as happy as a really good cheeseburger.
The problem I have though is that ever since I watched the movie Super Size Me I haven’t been able to step in and order from any traditional fast food place. I haven’t eaten at a Burger King, Wendy’s or McDonald’s since seeing that film. It has been several years since I’ve eaten at any of them and the problem is that there are not many other options for a good old cheeseburger around me without going to a sit down restaurant.
That changed last week when I put out a call on Twitter and got all sorts of recommendations including many raving about Five Guys Burgers and Fries and then my good friend Steve Coulson pointed out that there were a couple of them near me. We realized that we didn’t have any dinner plans so Laura, Dylan and I jumped in the car to go and try them out.
I’m happy to say that they make a TASTY burger and the fries are top notch.
I liked it from the moment I walked in. No nonsense design and a good old fashion feel. There was a chalkboard announcing where this week’s potatoes were from and a bucket of peanuts that you could scoop out a dishful and munch on while you waited. There was no wait so we only got to enjoy a couple before having to figure out the menu.
I love places that do something and do it good and this is what Five Guys do. You’ve only got a choice of burgers, a couple of dogs, fries and soda. The toppings menu for the burgers is actually bigger then the main menu.
These are the type of burgers cooked on a flat griddle. They are greasy, messy and damn tasty! The fries are hand cut and are not covered in salt so I loved them. I tried the cajun fries too, but they went a little nuts with the seasoning so I won’t be getting those again. I could go just to order the fries to be honest with you.
I think the only thing that was missing that I could have gone for is a milk shake. It might be a bit old fashion, but the cheeseburger and chocolate milk shake combination is a classic for a reason.
What I’m now craving to do is to sit down with an In-N-Out in one hand and a Five Guys in the other and compare them directly to each other. Anyone know if there is a location where this can happen? I’d love to compare them to each other.
If your kids have a peanut allergy this is NOT the place for you and there are plenty of signs warning of this. It is completley kid friendly though so bring them on in. I can’t wait to go back again soon!