So when your summer figure isn’t the first thing on your mind, and you don’t want to think about the amount of calories you’re consuming in one meal…Five Guys Burgers is an excellent choice.
Really, not the most glamorous restaurant in the world. You won’t find girls in chic black dresses delicately picking at their cheeseburgers. Although I suppose they might, but just not the night I was there.
You will, however, find seriously good burgers. Not the frozen and nuked stuff you get at McDonalds, nor the overgrown artery-bombs other fast food chains, like Hardees, boast.
Five Guys features a menu that’s everything a burger joint should be…simple. No variations, no combinations, just burgers (well, hot dogs, too).
A local told me to go for the little cheeseburger (the regular sized are apparently as large as my head). With everything, it includes grilled mushrooms and onions, lettuce, tomato, pickles, mayo, ketchup, and mustard–no calories there, obviously. Paired with a side of barbeque sauce and cajun-seasoned fries, I was set.
Everything you could want a burger to be. Excellent flavor, perfect texture, and superb bun to burger to toppings ratio. That is, until the burger fell apart into a heaping hunk of deliciousness on its spread out wrapper, and even then it was awesome. The fries, too, had excellent flavor and texture–and a serving for two was even too large for my date and I to finish.
Total meal price for two little cheeseburgers, one order of fries for 2, and two sodas? About $13.
Cheap date material? Definitely
Five Guys is the go-to place when you want a tasty burger (no Pulp Fiction pun intended) with no fuss. Don’t pay attention to the calories, just enjoy the food, and you can thank me later.
And for the record, I had a Diet Coke with my meal. Don’t hate.