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Apr 21, 2013 05:28 PM

5 Guys burgers

In the mood fr a burger tonight. Did not have anything on hand. DH said he'd go for takeout. Bun was gummy and inedible ditto on the fries. Burger was overdone and tasteless. The fixings were drowned in mayo, and I like mayo. Won't go there again. Burger is a giant step up.

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  1. You've had the typical 5 Guys experience.
    I really am a loss to understand the appeal of these places. It's a fast food burger, nothing more (and not even a particularly good one).

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    1. re: The Professor

      Well-run 5G shops are few and far between. There's only one I frequent in NoVA, and that's where the chain started. Between the gummy, steamy bun and the hit-or-miss fries, there's really no reason to bother seeking them out.

    2. Usually I like five guys but this weekend my burger with ketchup, mayo and grilled onions was way too wet! The mayo was out of control!

      1. I had it once thinking I must be missing out on something.

        Over done and greasy and I like burger blends on the fatty side. Fries were ok not great.

        Have no reason to go back. I'm not a fan of fast food burgers and was hoping for better

        1. I wish I had a 5 Guys burger right now.

          1. I've been to the one Thousand Oaks a couple of times. A couple of things stood out to me.

            Patty a bit over done without a lot of flavor.

            Fires, could have been great. They use a good potato (usally a Burbank Russet as opposed to the more common Norkotah). But, they were grease bombs.