Eww, get your mind out of the gutter perverts. Dinner, I'm talking about dinner. Ha. I know that I have been blogging A LOT about food lately, so I will continue the trend with my first Five Guys Burger and Fries experience.
Van and I have been wanting to check out Five Guys, (mainly so that we could compare it to In-N-Out) for awhile now. Last week, was our 4 year anniversary (awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww) so instead of the typical, romantic, candle-lit dinner, we went to Five Guys. For those of you who don't know, Five Guys is a fast food restaurant chain originally from Virginia that sells hamburgers, hot dogs and fries. Pretty basic and standard. Also, it is known for it's EXTREME value, we went to the Oakland location, an area of Pittsburgh where a lot of students reside and go out. Given the student population, an eatery like Five Guys definitely thrives.
Basically, you wait in line to place your order- and then get a number while you wait for your order. It appears that the burgers and fries are made freshly on-site, which is always a plus. Food allergens-beware! While you wait, customers can help themselves to an open-container of peanuts. I loved this- not sure how someone with severe peanut allergies would feel...
I ordered the Little Cheeseburger $4.19 and the regular Cajun Style Fries $2.59, while Van ordered the Cheeseburger $5.39 and the regular Five Guys Style Fries.
Here is a photo of my "little" cheeseburger- I seriously thought it was going to be a slider, it wasn't. It was a regular sized burger.
Then there were the fries:
Overall, Five Guys definitely has a cheap and good burger, with 100% fresh beef- no fillers or preservatives. Fries were lackluster, but the peanuts helped to make up for them.
I still miss my In-N-Out, but Five Guys is a good east coast alternative, and for you veg-heads there were some veggie options. Also, for your trend-whores, GQ voted it: "The Best $5 Burger a Man Can Eat."