Five Guys

Discussion in 'Restaurant Reviews' started by Ken Anderson, Nov 19, 2015.

  1. Ken Anderson

    Ken Anderson Veteran Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2015
    Messages:
    7,458
    Likes Received:
    9,815
    I'm not sure how widespread Five Guys is, but they've been around since the late 1980s. I was living in Fayetteville, North Carolina when they opened a Five Guys there, and we just got one in Bangor, Maine a year or so ago.

    If you like burgers and fries, without a lot of complications, you'll love Five Guys. Hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, and french fries are pretty much the only thing on the menu, unless you count peanuts, which are free. If you have a peanut allergy, you might want to avoid Five Guys because their burgers are cooked in peanut oil too.

    The meat is fresh. They don't have a freezer on the premises, and the potatoes that they use for their french fries comes from different farms around the country. There is a sign stating where the potatoes came from that day, and the potato bags are stored in the area between the order line and the customer tables so you can read the bags for yourself.

    While there aren't many choices as far as the meal choices go, there are a lot of choices in what you want on your burger. As I mentioned in another thread, they'll even add bacon to your milk shake if you want it, although I can't imagine why anyone would.

    The prices are good, and the quantities are large. Although I usually get a full burger, I could easily make do with a small one, since their small burgers are about the size of the burger you'd get from most places. The only time I order a large order of fries is when someone else is there to help me eat it since my wife and I, together, are usually unable to finish a small order of fries.

    Milk shakes are new to Five Guys, but they are also very good, although might want to give it some thought before ordering your shake with bacon.

    By the way, although I have seen as many as six guys working behind the counter, there are usually five guys working there at a given time.
     
    #1
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2015
  2. Pat Baker

    Pat Baker Well-Known Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2015
    Messages:
    877
    Likes Received:
    459
    Five Guys is very popular in this area. I also like the fresh meat used to make the burgers. The serving size of the french fries is always amazing. A small is large enough for two people to share and still have some left over. When ever you see a Five Guys restaurant and it is time to eat choice Five Guys.
     
    #2
  3. Arlene Richards

    Arlene Richards Very Well-Known Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2015
    Messages:
    2,002
    Likes Received:
    530
    I haven't tried Five Guys yet. Everyone I know who has had their burgers loves them.
     
    #3
  4. Chrissy Cross

    Chrissy Cross Veteran Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2015
    Messages:
    15,026
    Likes Received:
    13,773
    I prefer In-N-Out Burgers to 5 Guys Burgers any day. I went once with my grandson, it was okay.
     
    #4
  5. Ken Anderson

    Ken Anderson Veteran Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2015
    Messages:
    7,458
    Likes Received:
    9,815
    I've had In-N-Out burgers when I was living in North Carolina, but I don't think we have any here in Maine, at least not anywhere near the part of Maine that I am in. However, when the put the Five Guys in Bangor, their burgers seemed much better than what I remembered from In-N-Out, but there were several years in between.
     
    #5
  6. Karen McKenzie

    Karen McKenzie Well-Known Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2016
    Messages:
    471
    Likes Received:
    1,211
    We have Five Guys here but I've never tried it. I like In-N-Out but I rarely eat there because the line snakes out to the street most of the time.
     
    #6
    Chrissy Cross likes this.
  7. Linda Binning

    Linda Binning Well-Known Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2015
    Messages:
    262
    Likes Received:
    420
    I haven't been to 5 Guys. If it's in my area it's new. I really like In and Out but for some reason my husband doesn't and I can't figure why.
     
    #7
    Chrissy Cross likes this.
  8. Chrissy Cross

    Chrissy Cross Veteran Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2015
    Messages:
    15,026
    Likes Received:
    13,773
    I didn't think in-N-Out was located in N. Carolina @Ken Anderson. It's mostly in the West.
     
    #8
  9. Cody Fousnaugh

    Cody Fousnaugh Very Well-Known Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2015
    Messages:
    3,138
    Likes Received:
    2,562
    When we lived in So Calif., we went to In-N-Out in Corona. Loved the burgers, fries and shakes. No Out here, but do have Five Guys and really like them. They really remind us of Out in So Calif. Got their regular cheese burger once and it was just too big for me, so we both now get the small (single patty) burger w/everything on it. There FF are absolutely delicious, but my wife says my home-made ones are better. Love their peanuts also.

    First time we went to Five Guys I notice the music that was playing.......Classic Rock. Loved it!!
     
    #9
  10. Denise Happyfeet

    Denise Happyfeet Very Well-Known Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2015
    Messages:
    3,216
    Likes Received:
    3,700
    So far, I've found breakfast on SOC today, and now I have lunch!! What's for dinner?


    [​IMG]
     
    #10
  11. Ken Anderson

    Ken Anderson Veteran Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2015
    Messages:
    7,458
    Likes Received:
    9,815
    I was probably thinking of Cook-Out.
     
    #11
    Chrissy Cross likes this.
  12. Chrissy Cross

    Chrissy Cross Veteran Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2015
    Messages:
    15,026
    Likes Received:
    13,773
    Ok, that's one I've never heard of but that's not to say we don't have them.
     
    #12
  13. Ken Anderson

    Ken Anderson Veteran Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2015
    Messages:
    7,458
    Likes Received:
    9,815
    I see that they are in North Carolina, Tennessee, South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, West Virginia and Kentucky.
     
    #13
    Chrissy Cross likes this.
  14. Arlene Richards

    Arlene Richards Very Well-Known Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2015
    Messages:
    2,002
    Likes Received:
    530
    We don't have In and Out, but I've heard good things. I tried Sonic and was not impressed, but will check out Five Guys.
     
    #14
    Linda Binning likes this.
  15. Chrissy Cross

    Chrissy Cross Veteran Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2015
    Messages:
    15,026
    Likes Received:
    13,773
    I've only been in W. Virginia of all the states you mentioned Ken and not for long, so probably never had one.

    Besides fast food places, I prefer a good hamburger in a restaurant. Red Robin used to make a good one but it's been awhile since I've been there.

    A French restaurant in San Jose that I sometimes have lunch at with my daughter has an excellent hamburger but you feel kind of stupid ordering a hamburger in a French Restaurant but I have. :)
     
    #15
    Linda Binning likes this.
  16. Debbie Seattle

    Registered

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2016
    Messages:
    45
    Likes Received:
    55
    Love Five Guys! We get baby burgers and share a fry. Will eat there any day.
     
    #16
  17. Frank Sanoica

    Frank Sanoica Very Well-Known Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2016
    Messages:
    3,843
    Likes Received:
    3,431
    #17
  18. Ken Anderson

    Ken Anderson Veteran Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2015
    Messages:
    7,458
    Likes Received:
    9,815
    A little more than sixty miles.
     
    #18
  19. Frank Sanoica

    Frank Sanoica Very Well-Known Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2016
    Messages:
    3,843
    Likes Received:
    3,431
    My wife went to Alaska at 18, out of high school, alone, never flew before, to be with her new husband, in the Army, stationed there. They routinely drove 100 miles one-way to get McDonalds burgers!
    Frank
     
    #19
  20. Ken Anderson

    Ken Anderson Veteran Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2015
    Messages:
    7,458
    Likes Received:
    9,815
    The only chain restaurants we have in Millinocket is McDonalds and Subway and I have never been to the Subway and rarely go to McDonalds. Once in awhile, the McDonalds breakfast seems like a good idea, but that's about it. Five Guys, on the other hand, is worth driving for but, of course, I still wouldn't drive sixty miles to go to Five Guys. However, we need to go into Bangor for one thing or another at least a few times a month anyhow.
     
    #20
    Frank Sanoica likes this.
  21. Frank Sanoica

    Frank Sanoica Very Well-Known Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2016
    Messages:
    3,843
    Likes Received:
    3,431
    @Ken Anderson
    Not certain my wife drove all those miles only to "burger up", but their location was remote, Delta Junction, I think it was. Anyhow, when McDonalds was still in it's infancy, my high school buddies & I frequently took a special drive over to the closest one in my hometown. We alternated driving duties, as I was older than two of them, Russ & Ted, and George was a year younger than I, being perhaps 21 then.

    George drove a '56 Chrysler Imperial, completely embellished with those power windows, etc. His turn, one night, after playing poker at my house late, then of course someone said "McDonalds", we headed over to McDonalds, only about a mile and a half away, and pulling into the lot, we encountered a cop, on foot. One reason or another, he followed George's car, and George stopped without pulling into a space. Russ, front passenger, powers down window. Cop leans in, smelling, George (the driver), instantly rolls Russ' window up, squeezing cop's cap's visor off his head, caught by the window! Then guns it to leave the parking lot. Cop in background shaking fist, George scared as hell, Russ laughing as hard as he could, Charlie, always seriously nervous, ready to go berserk, George exits south onto Maple Ave, depressing Russ' side window, dropping the cop's cap out and away.

    No retribution, no cops chasing us. We laughed like hell about the incident. No repercussions. Never heard another thing. Such was our late teen-age years in Berwyn, IL. Frank
     
    #21

Share This Page