Tuesday, August 16, 2011

5 Guys

We were headed home after grocery shopping when we stopped at 5 Guys for dinner.

If you have a severe peanut allergy, read no further!

365-66 5G Nuts Taters
Day 066/365 - Nuts and spuds

Each store offers roasted peanuts as you wait to or for your order. A sign is prominently displayed on the glass door warning that peanuts are served in the store. A barrier constructed of sacks of fresh potatoes guides you to the counter.

Intrigued by the "Veggie sandwich," I had to find out. The sandwich consists of all the vegetables and condiments offered minus the patty. A fried plant-based patty is not included.

I ordered a little hamburger ($3.69) "All the Way" minus grilled onions add jalapeno peppers, which meant my one patty burger came with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, grilled mushrooms, mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, and jalapeno peppers.

With each burger ordered, the number of patties is shouted out to the kitchen.

Bug ordered a cheeseburger ($5.59), which comes with two patties and cheese, with lettuce, grilled onions, tomatoes, pickles, mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, and jalapeno peppers x 2. An order of large Cajun fries ($5.09) was ordered.

365-66 5G Burger
Day 066/365 - Bug's burger

Burgers are cooked through so there is no pink. While I prefer my burgers to be medium, these burgers hit the spot with its soft bread, cooked burger, and fresh vegetables.

Their fries are always fresh and done well. If you like crunchy fries that are like potato sticks, you may not like these. They are a nice balance - thick enough that you can dunk your fries in little cups of ketchup or vinegar and scoop, thin enough that you don't feel like you're gorging on whole spuds...not that there is anything wrong with that.

Cajun fries, as is the case in many restaurants, pretty much equates to being seasoned with Old Bay. The serving size is quite generous. A regular order can feed 2-3 people, while a large can easily feed 4 people, which was too much for us.

365-66 5G Cajun Fries
Day 066/365 - Cajun fries

I have yet to be disappointed in the burgers, fries, or hot dogs served at 5 Guys. Ingredients always appear and taste fresh, and the burgers are made to order.

There is one downside. I am stuffed and so sleepy...

- Cassaendra

5 Guys
4025 Richmond Rd
Warrensville Heights, OH 44122
Tel: (216) 360-8888

2 deep thoughts:

Mrs. L 17 August, 2011 17:39  

We went to 5 Guys when it opened in our area...the same week it opened. We were not impressed. Me thinks they just weren't ready :) Burnt bacon, sandwiches askew (the cheese should be on the burger not all over the wrapper). We haven't been back since. They did just open one closer so maybe I'll give it another try once they've been open a bit.

Cassaendra 18 August, 2011 23:55  

Heya Mrs. L,

I hope they aren't inconsistent from store to store, and yet I hope that was the case so it doesn't seem like people are wacky for liking 5 Guys.

You also live in an area that has more than several states share of fantastic burger joints so the bar is set high...

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