Friday, February 20, 2009

Five Guys

This is the last burger Friday until after Easter, so I asked Robb to pick out any place he wanted to go. Robb’s recommendation was the Dram Shop in Park Slope Brooklyn. I don’t go to Brooklyn much but the write-up in New York magazines cheap eats edition was very positive. We jumped on the R-train and headed to Brooklyn, a few blocks later started to walk into the Dram Shop, the only problem, the door was locked. Looked in the window, lights off, empty and not open for lunch, good job Robb. Was the McDonald’s across the street really going to be our last burger Friday? Luckily a quick search located a Five Guys a few blocks away.

Five Guys originated in the Washington DC metro-area in 1986 and began expanding nationally in 2003. They now have over 300 locations in 25 states. There are over 250,000 possible ways to order a burger at Five Guys and all ingredients are fresh, nothing is ever frozen. The standard hamburger or cheeseburger is actually a double patty sandwich, and a little hamburger or little cheeseburger is a single. You can choose from a list of toppings and all toppings are available at no additional cost.

I’ve been to Five Guys a few times now and it is a reliable burger chain. Today I had a cheeseburger with mustard, grilled onions and pickles. They only serve burgers cooked well done, maybe a little bland but somehow it doesn’t come out dry. The toppings are all very good, the cheese perfectly melted and the sesame seed bun is primo. For a prompt fast food restaurant chain, Five Guys has a good formula to make consistent fresh food, check it out if you get a chance. Go4Kb.


NYC Explorers said...

This Robb guy sounds seedy. Kind of sounds like he was setting you up for failure.

tranquilo said...

dude, you eat a lot of hamburgers