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scott123 Nov 29, 2010 02:37 AM

I went to Five Guys yesterday, and, although I wasn't all that impressed by the fries, the cheese on the cheeseburger blew me away. It was, by far, the perfect American cheese. It melted flawlessly, wasn't at all salty like typical American and had a creaminess that I've never witnessed on a cheeseburger. Melted, it almost tasted like brie- with more creaminess and less complexity.

Does anyone here have a clue as to where they get their cheese from?

This is a total shot in the dark, but I'm hoping that someone here might have the inside scoop.

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    Augie6 Nov 29, 2010 11:55 AM

    I am not sure about the cheese brand, but I do know they use mayonaise instead of butter to melt on bun. They have a grilled cheese, that is awesome, possibly combo of the mayo and cheese.

    1. Davwud Nov 30, 2010 03:41 AM

      Why not ask them??

      DT

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        Heidi cooks and bakes Nov 30, 2010 05:58 AM

        ooooh, sometimes it's just SO obvious, you don't see it!

        I went to 5 Guys the other day, and asked them to make me a little bacon cheeseburger, but only use 1/2 the bun. They willingly complied, but, (sigh), they put the cheese on last, and I was forced to scrape up all the melted cheese from the aluminum foil! No cheese going to waste for me!

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          scott123 Nov 30, 2010 06:40 AM

          If you run a burger business and someone asks you who your cheese supplier is, the best case scenario is that they want to make your cheeseburgers at home, which, to you, represents lost revenue. Worst case scenario is that it's someone opening their own chain.

          This may not be a coke recipe type of closely guarded secret, but, I promise you, if you call them up and asked them who their cheese supplier is, they'd tell you where to go (in a polite corporate type of manner).

          Unless... you were able to come up with some sort of ruse such as "my son is allergic to certain brands of American cheese that are manufactured in a particular manner- may I contact your cheese supplier so that I might investigate this further?" but that's a bit of a long shot. I'm sure they'd be happy to give me nutritional info and ingredients for the cheese and that might help whittle down the contenders, but cross referencing nutritional info and ingredients for major retail brands is no easy task.

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            Davwud Nov 30, 2010 08:47 AM

            Well if they tell you "No" then what have you lost?? 10 seconds of your life??

            I'd ask at the restaurant level. Just compliment them on the cheese and ask which brand they use.

            DT

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              Velvet Elvis Dec 2, 2010 11:53 AM

              we ask people what products they use fairly often, and we never get any kind of corporate secret mumbo jumbo. Generally, either they have no idea or they tell you. Either way, it never hurts to ask.

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            malibumike Nov 30, 2010 07:53 AM

            I would like to know where they get their cheese also, very similar to in-n-out cheese.

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              ratbuddy Dec 1, 2010 03:33 PM

              I called my local Five Guys once to ask what kind of hot dogs they used, and they told me without hesitation. I'd give it a try.

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                hotdoglover Dec 2, 2010 04:01 AM

                I also asked about the hot dogs before I ever ate at Five Guys when the first restaurant in Jersey opened. They told me. Some time afterwards I asked the brand of mayonaise as I suspected it was Admiration brand, my favorite. They also told me the brand. It was Admiration. Never hurts to ask.

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                  Silveryfox616 Apr 17, 2012 04:19 PM

                  Please can you tell me what brand hot dog they used, my mouth watered after eating the first one.
                  Appreciate it!

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                    ratbuddy Apr 17, 2012 06:15 PM

                    Hebrew National.

              2. GourmetLight Dec 2, 2010 09:38 AM

                I just called my local shop. The manager reports that the cheese is made by Kraft. She said it's just like the Kraft American cheese singles.

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                  ratbuddy Dec 2, 2010 11:29 AM

                  I believe this is the one: http://www.kraftfoodservice.com/Products/Pages/ProductDisplay.aspx?Product=413

                  The sodium says 310mg on the 5G site but 300 on Kraft. Everything else matches exactly, so it's probably just a glitch.

                  Edit: Possibly http://www.kraftrecipes.com/Products/... depending how they round the sugar grams, sodium matches on this one though. UPC also very similar, maybe it's even two different versions of the same product, one just being outdated.

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