I’ve never quite understood what all the Five Guys fuss is about. Their burgers are OK, but nothing to build a bonfire on the beach to start dancing and singing over. The truth is, at this (sky-high) price point, there a number of burgers out there which are much, much better. However, being an all-American franchise, I guess there is a specific audience they appeal to irrespective of how good their burgers actually are/how much they cost.
Part of that appeal may be because you get to build your own burger, literally. I must admit, that CAN be fun. But I find the burger you eventually get is always slightly soggy because it’s tightly wrapped in a wrapper. I don’t know, maybe I’m just nit-picking but just look at this…
Their fries are excellent.
Service and interior cleanliness are Five Guys strong points. You’ll get a big American-franchise smile from a 100% non-American staff member. And your order will be taken in similar ‘have a nice day’ fashion. While you wait for your order to be prepared you are welcome to help yourself to…um, peanuts.
When you see how much you are expected to pay for the burgers you have ordered, you’ll understand the peanuts.
Waste NOT. Want NOT.