Showing posts with label Five Guys. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Five Guys. Show all posts

Friday, December 30, 2011

Have I ever mentioned how much I like Five Guys?

I think that Five Guys is quite probably the best fast food burger, period. There are a few who say that In and Out is the best, but I haven't been there yet. I also think that Five Guys is one of the best burgers out there. Now I'm not going to compare them to a half-pound of premium meat cooked to order at someplace like the Raccoon Saloon or the Beacon Falls Cafe, but compared to most places it is equal or better.

There is something amazing about the simplicity of the whole operation. Burgers, fries, dogs and grilled cheese with dozens of toppings available to allow for hundreds of potential creations. My favorite is the little cheeseburger with pickles, ketchup and mustard, and occasionally jalapeños. I get two of them and we share a small order of Cajun fries. I also like the fact that they have malt vinegar for the fries. 

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Five Guys Burgers and Fries, Newburgh NY

Five Guys Burgers and Fries has finally opened in Newburgh. It is on Union Avenue in the same plaza as the Chilis, Longhorn and the Panera Bread. We stopped there tonight and it was everything one could want from a Five Guys. Lots of delicious for not a lot of money. Three little burgers, small fries, and a drink for about seventeen bucks.

If you aren't familiar with a Five Guys, please get there and try them. They serve burgers, fries, hot dogs, and soda. That's it. And since they specialize, they do it right. The fries are fresh, the burgers are fresh, and the soda is . . . well its soda. The little burgers are singles, the regular is a double and the small fries is enough for three to share. I get my little cheeseburger (actually I get two of them) with pickles, jalapeño, ketchup and mustard, but there are a whole bunch of other topping available. I recommend the cajun fries instead of the plain ones, but I warn you the heat does sneak up on you near the end, especially after the jalapeño on the burgers.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Five Guys Burgers and Fries, Brookfield CT

Five Guys has ruined me for other 'fast food' burgers. The burgers there are tasty and fresh, a handful of happiness. I use the term fast food carefully since everything is made fresh, so it does take a few minutes. The short wait is worth it though.

The Five Guys in Brookfield is on Federal Road, just up from the Stew Leonard's so we decided to go eat first, then do some grocery shopping. We changed our mind when the Five Guys lot was full so we shopped first and tried it again. This time there were a couple of spots available, but there was quite the crowd inside. It isn't as big as the one in Poughkeepsie since it is an old diner that's been converted, causing an odd interior. The food, however, was every bit as good though.

This time we decided to try the regular Five Guys fries instead of the cajun fries. They were good, but bland compared to the spicy ones. I had two little cheeseburgers with pickles and Teresa had a little burger with onions. Plenty of good food for a little over eighteen bucks with a soda.

I may start planning trips revolving around Five Guys locations, at least until they put one in Newburgh. If you haven't tried Five Guys yet, shut down the computer and take a drive. You can find their locations on the company website.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Five Guys Burgers and Fries, Poughkeepsie NY

I know, I said I don't usually do a Zagat rated restaurant, but this place is different. Five Guys Burgers and Fries has won accolades all over and I'm about to add mine.

This chain started in the DC area a few years back and it is growing fast. It isn't a typical fast food joint as many locations are in an office building, as well as the free-standing ones. They have a successful business model. Do one thing, do it right, and be consistent. They have burgers, dogs, soda and fries. That's it. Nothing complicated, nothing fancy. Just good food served right.

A regular hamburger has two patties and the little hamburger has one. They are all cooked well done for safety reasons, and to make the operation simpler. This way when the order is placed it's simply a matter of how many patties they have to make. Then you can add any of fifteen toppings, ketchup, mustard, peppers, onions (grilled or raw), etc, plus the cheese and bacon if you ordered that. Sodas are large and regular, as are the fries. The fries come or Five Guys Style, or Cajun. Regular or large. Regular size is plenty enough for two people to share.

We've been to the Poughkeepsie location twice now, and found it to be great both times. You place the order and they tell you your order number (it's on the receipt too) and the approximate wait time, and have a seat. On the way you can pick up some roasted peanuts in the shell to pass the time. Five minutes or so later, and they call your number. Each order is cooked fresh. I usually get the little burger as I'd rather have two of them than a single regular burger. The burger is good too.

Stop by at your local Five Guys for a nice burger. Check out the website to find one.

Update 12/19/08- I went here with seven people who have never been to a Five Guys before and they were impressed. We had all been at a party, and ate there, but we managed to chow down pretty well. I ate two burgers and even though I was stuffed, I could have had another. These are probably the best 'fast food' burgers out there.