The family went to lunch on Sunday after church. Tom said, “Let’s go somewhere different.” I told him to pick a place, and then, literally half a second after I said that, I yelled out, “Five Guys Burgers and Fries!” It was like a Tourett’s moment. It flew out of my mouth before I even knew what was happening. Fortunately, Tom laughed and said it sounded good.
Then, Mark and Karen chided me because they said it was “Two Guys” not “Five Guys.” I said, “Oh. Sorry.” Then, I said, “Uh, I still think it’s Five. It rolls off the tongue better.” Mark agreed it did sound better, but still said I was wrong. As we pulled into the parking lot, Mark says, “Mom! Don’t look! Turn your head!” I said, “Ah…It IS Five, isn’t it!” Score one for the old lady.
If you get a chance, you have got to try this place. It was the best burger I have ever had. Now, I will admit that I had the burger that could easily clog your arteries in two seconds–bacon cheeseburger–but, I thought, it may be the only time I eat here, so why not try for the best? If it was good, then the next time I came, I could get a more sensible burger.
It is not a cheap burger joint. Our meal was $35. If we had been more educated, we would have known to order just one order of fries for all of us. They were delicious! I told my family that they reminded me of the french fries my grandfather used to make in his FryDaddy.
Oh, you could also choose a hot dog or grilled cheese, but that’s about it. (Karen gives the grilled cheese a four out of five. I will say, however, she “mmmm’d” three times during the meal.)
Everything was so fresh. They even post where the potatoes come from that they are using that day.
Mark rates restaurant bathrooms on his blog (don’t ask. he just does, okay?), so check it out for his take on Five Guys.
And, there are free peanuts in the shell too!
Run, don’t walk, to FIVE Guys Burgers and Fries the next time you are in the mood for a good burger and fries.