I was not all that kind in my first review of Five Guys. A good friend wanted to deviate from our normal lunch spot and grab some burgers and I believe that one bad experience shouldn’t ruin your overall opinion., so I gave it another shot.
Five Guys has a lot of options for toppings and this can be a good or bad thing. I am a burger purist at heart, so I keep it pretty standard. I had lettuce, tomato, raw onion, ketchup, mustard and mayo. Of course I ordered the standard double cheese with two patties and two slices of cheese.
As much as I hate to say it, the burger was a big sloppy mess…and it was awesome!! Produce was fresh (the lettuce could’ve had more crunch) and the burger itself was cooked medium well. There was a lot of cheese and plenty ended up on the paper making it gooey enough to pull off the paper for a little cheese snack.
My problem with Five Guys is the fries. I mean, they taste great, but they are $2.55 and too big. You could easily share them. However, with a soda, your combo is now $10+.
Would I Buy It Again? Eh…mmm…yes/no. I am not going to fight the recommendation from another person, but for the money, I think that Culver’s offers a better burger with more value. At the end of the day, I don’t think that this is a $10.50 meal. If someone wants to go to Five Guys, then sure, I will go. However, I still don’t like it enough to suggest it myself…unless I really want a quick burger and Culver’s is not in sight.
Also, the service was bogus. I fumbled through a few of my toppings and the cashier was rolling her eyes. I mean, that has to happen all the time. Nature of the beast.