As I mentioned the first time I posted about Five Guys, I’d promised to take a dieting friend to the Five Guys in Forest Hills/Glendale once the diet was over and the wedding past. That time came, so we headed over to grab some burgers, this time I got a “little hamburger” with pickles, pickle relish, mayo & tomato. I still think it’s pretty cool that they put all that stuff on for you – and yes, I like pickles a lot, thus the excess on this order. I decided I really like the smaller burger, since I’m not a fan of large pub-style burgers most of the time. One burger patty is perfect for me.
To be honest, it was very satisfying, cooked properly, a nice flavor overall and I really do appreciate the variety of toppings from which I can choose. It’s a good burger. Not the best, perhaps, but then I don’t have to wait forever to get one, either. I think my friend liked it as well.
Oh, we opted to split Cajun fries, and this time, the Cajun seasoning was more moderate, so I was able to eat more without wanting to die. 🙂
Coincidentally, the next day, I was talking to BF’s dad about something unrelated, but he knows I love food. So he asked me if I’d been to Five Guys – this very same location – saying that he & his biker buddies go there all the time, and he gets the regular burger with two patties because it fills him right up. He said they’re the best burgers he’s ever had. While I don’t agree that they’re the best, they are certiainly pretty good… and while this may or may not make a difference, he, much like my BF, likes his burgers completely plain, with just a slick of ketchup on there.
Also, he gave me this “tip” – never order the large fries. Just get the regular because they put those in your bag and then dump more on top anyway, so it’s just like ordering the large but cheaper. Hope that helps 🙂
Yvo says: Maintaining its position at ‘recommended’
Five Guys Burgers & Fries
73-25 Woodhaven Blvd.
(next to Home Depot/shares a parking lot with Home Depot,
very close to Trader Joe’s)