Are we the last people in America to try Five Guys for the first time? During our travels we've never wanted to "waste" a meal at a Five Guys, and there were none near where we live, until very recently. Pictured above is a bacon cheeseburger with everything (toppings are all free). Lesson one: a regular burger is a two-patty giant. Lesson two: everything, while it doesn't include everything available as a topping, makes for a mammoth pile of grub. Assessment: much better than McDonald's and BK, not as good as Shake Shack (see the Roadfood.com review).
There's a peanuts-and-potatoes theme. The salted-in-shell peanuts are a nice idea since, at least at this Five Guys, service is not fast-food speedy. Their potatoes sourcing sign is amusing:The skin-on, fresh-cut fries are quite nice:Atmosphere? There is none, unless you enjoy Mid-20th-Century-Subway-Station decor. The lighting is garish.