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Jan 28, 2011 10:02 PM

favorite at 5 guys?

whats your favorite burger toppings there?what goes good together?

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  1. nobody has a favorite?all righty then.

    1. Sorry - haven't eaten at any 5 guys yet (but want to)!

      1. Copied from the 5 Guys Burgers in Calgary thread (which can be a bit unweildy to naviagate at 130+ responses)...

        My wife and I have got our 5 guys routine figured out as well, and I'm much happier than the first few times we went.
        - Little Cheeseburger and Cheeseburger.
        - Raw onion (the grilled onion tastes good, but makes the burger too soggy)
        - Lettuce, no tomato (again, brings the sog...or at this time of year the mealiness)
        - Ketchup, mayo, relish, but BBQ sauce and mustard on the side
        - Regular fries (find the Cajun a little to much)
        - Split a reg drink (Free Refills!)
        Key for me is managing moisture on the burger and keeping it together. It seems like the smallish diameter of the burger/bun make it a little more susceptible to falling apart. I larger patty or bun might be able to hold a taller stack of topping combinations?

        The first few times we went I messed around with grilled onion, green pepper, mushrooms, bacon and/or BBQ sauce, but the burger ended up a sloppy mess. There are no show-stopper toppings (like a great fried egg, perfect onion ring, or awesome guacamole) so now I end up making a burger that gets sweet (ketchup/mayo), sour/acid (onion/relish), crunch (lettuce), creamy (cheese) and then lets the beef come up through the middle.

        1. We went on the weekend to the one in Airdrie and I must say I wasn't overly impressed. It was a good burger (btw toppings I had were tomato, grilled onion and pickles) but nothing to write home about. Calorie and fat-wise a huge difference to others (A&W, Harveys etc) and that doesn't reflect in the taste. The fries were good but I got tired of the cajun spice have way through. The regular portion of fries was so big, I was wondering who can actually eat a large one. We shared a regular and didn't even finish that one.

          1. Bacon Cheeseburger with lettuce, tomato and mayo. Anymore than that and it gets messy.