After everyone I know told me I had to try one I finally did. I had a Five Guys Bacon Cheeseburger and it has changed my life.
I never knew that an amazing burger could be cooked for you in less than 10 minutes. I have been tricked by other fast food chains to expect fast food to be just ok. Thanks to Five Guys I know now that I must always demand the best.
The nearest Five Guys to me is about 30 minutes and when you live in the city that’s a long drive just for a burger. Well, earlier this week I found myself about 5 minutes away from this particular restaurant, so I made the slight detour to give the famous burger a try.
This is my first time being in a Five Guys so I was little taken back when I saw how bare it looked. It was just three menu signs hanging above two registers. Behind that was an open kitchen with just a griddle, fry station, and a center island. I thought “Wow this is it?” I am not sure what I was expecting but in my mind I thought it would be some kind of hamburger wonderland.
I walked up looking at the hanging menu and saw two things I liked right away: All toppings are free and so are refills. Two important things for a good burger stop to have.
After gawking at the menu some more I ordered a Bacon Cheeseburger with lettuce and tomato along with a regular fry and drink. I then hear the girl taking my order yell behind her “two patties” and pay for my order and wonder what the hell that was about. My order came to a little over $11 – it sounded a little pricey but I was not let down.
After waiting for five to ten minutes my order number was called and the sack containing my burger and fries was in my hands. The first thing I noticed was how heavy the bag was. It had to be at least a pound if not more!
When I got home I quickly grabbed a plate and dumped out the contents of the bag. To my surprise the fries filled one whole dinner plate, piled high! A quick review of the fries: they are fresh cut. Enough said. Then I unwrapped the burger and I quickly realized what she meant when she yelled “two patties”.
There in my hands were two patties, cheese, lettuce, tomato, and crispy bacon between two toasted buns. I seriously looked at it for what felt like an eternity. I couldn’t believe my eyes, it was the perfect burger. Then I took my first bite.
The Five Guys Bacon Cheeseburger took my breath away. The patties were cooked to perfection. Even with them being well done (they don’t cook them any other way) they were still juicy and packed with flavor. The cheese melted in around the bacon creating a new kind of super condiment and even the lettuce and tomato were fresh and crisp.
You would think with all that going on in between the two toasted buns that the flavors would get lost but they were all there. The bacon, the most important part of the burger, had a great crunch and flavor. I really couldn’t believe that this was made fresh just for me in less than ten minutes. This is the bacon burger to beat!
Five Guys, thank you for changing my life and giving me hope that all quickly made food can taste amazing.
Side note: I found out after that if you want a normal burger that is just one patty you have to say you want a little burger. If you don’t specify like I did they will just give you the regular two patty version.
Photo Credit: Burger-at-Law