JP and I are on week three of our diet. On the weekends we allow ourselves to splurge. It actually works out really good. It’s like you have this nice little prize to look forward to at the end of the week. That way you stay motivated and your still on the wagon. Ha ha! We try to decide what we will chose for our cheat meal either, on or before the weekend comes.
Last weekend we chose San Jose. We love that place! They have the best refried beans. So this weekend we chose Five Guys Burgers and Fries. There is actually one located very close to us. It is across from the Columbiana Mall in a small shopping plaza. There are actually several locations throughout the city. Every time we pass by, the place is always packed. Friends have given rave reviews as well.
Please excuse the camera phone pics, we forgot our camera. I think the pictures look decent to say it came from a phone.
When we got there it wasn’t packed. People did start to show up later on. The place was brightly lit and had simple decor. They had large bags of potatoes stacked all over the place. Not sure if they really use those or if they are there for decoration. *shrugs* There was plenty of seating. We walked up and a young girl greeted us. We glanced up at the menu, to see that it was pretty simple and straight forward. They offer exactly what they are called, burger and fries. Well, they threw some dogs in there too. Burgers ranged from, plain, cheeseburger, bacon burger, and bacon cheeseburger. Then there were “little” options of those same burgers. Probably made for kids. They also offered Kosher hot dogs. Two of our younger kids chose the hot dog. The rest of us were having burgers. I ordered a regular cheeseburger, JP a Bacon Cheeseburger and my oldest a Little Cheeseburger.
On the bottom of the menu it says all toppings free. (I just noticed this while I was browsing the website). LOL When the girl said, “What do you want on it?” I said, “EVERYTHING!” JP of course did the same. I had no idea what this burger was going to look like. We also ordered fries. The girl suggested that we should only order 1 large fry. She told us that it could feed a family of four! We looked at her like, “Say what?” LOL We took her word for it and just got one order. Five Guys also offers free peanuts. They have a large bucket filled with them. They are free so you can have some while you wait on your grub. So we completed our ordered and sat down. The kids and JP munched on peanuts while we waited.
Our number was called, and JP went up to retrieve our goods! JP brought the goods back to the table. I got my burger and was shocked!
This is what I got! You can’t see it, but this thing has two hand formed patties! TWO! It didn’t say it was a double cheeseburger. And when I asked for everything I got everything! Onions, Pickles, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Cheese, and even sauteed mushrooms! There was probably some other things, but I can’t remember right now. JP’s was pretty much the same with the addition of bacon. The kids Kosher dogs looked more like smoked sausage. They said it didn’t really taste like a hot dog.
Here are the fries! Can you see that! It came in a grocery sized paper bag! lol JP cut the top off so we could all dig in. They even had malt vinegar to pour over the fries. The fries were okay. You could tell they used real fresh taters. They had bags of them laying around the place.
You could see everyone was still munching on peanuts even after the food came.
Here are the kids enjoying their food.
Overall, I think JP and I enjoyed our burgers. I thought the burgers were really good. Kind of reminded me of Edna’s. The fries were just alright for me. Even with the addition of the Malt Vinegar. The burger was a bit messy, but it had great flavor. I like all the toppings you can add. The sauteed mushrooms were really good and was nice addition to the burger. I would definitely come back for a burger fix. It cost $34 and some change for all 5 of us to eat. Which seemed a little high, seeing that there were magazine covers on the walls boasting of cheap eats. Food was good, we were satisfied so it was pretty Bangin!
Here is a link to check for locations. Five Guys Burgers and Fries