Some say simple is better, and in the case of Five Guys Burgers and Fries, simplicity seems to have paid off. A word of warning, if you or your "significant other" are in the mood for salad, this is not the place to go, because their menu consists of burgers, fries, hot dogs, and soft drinks.
Their freshly ground 100% beef burgers are available in two sizes, a single and a double, and each size has four choices, hamburger, cheeseburger, bacon burger, and bacon cheeseburger. Oh, and did I mention you can have fries with that as well?
Sounds simple right? So simple even a woman can decide what to order, just like that! Well not so fast there Bertha. It's the free unlimited fixin's where Five Guys throws you for a loop. You can choose all or none from:
• Grilled Onions
• Grilled Mushrooms
• Jalapeno Peppers
• Green Peppers
• A-1 Sauce
• Bar-B-Q Sauce
• Hot Sauce
Sounds complicated right? Not at all. For me it went something like this....
"I'll take a cheeseburger with mayo, lettuce, pickles, tomatoes, grilled onions, ketchup, mustard, jalapeno peppers, and hot sauce, an order of fries, and a regular soft drink."
About four or five minutes later, Five Guys had created a classic double-burger, with all the fixin's, a masterpiece that will satisfy any burger aficionado, served with a huge pile of homemade skin-on fries, unlimited serve-yourself drinks, and all for about $11.00.
Sure, it's a little pricier than the Mac or the King, but when it comes to taste, there's no comparison. Give Five Guys a try, and you'll get it why fast can mean fresh, and simple can mean "simply delicious."
Five Guys Burgers and Fries
1816 Cordova Road
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
National chain (with three locations in Broward. Check their website for a location near you)
Hours: Daily 11:00 a.m. - 10: 00 p.m.
*** Good Bang for the Buck $ (Inexpensive)
$ = Inexpensive - Less than $15 / person , excluding drinks
$$ = Moderate - Between $15 and $25 / person excluding drinks
$$$ = Expensive - Between $26 and $35 / person excluding drinks
$$$$ = Very Expensive - Over $35 / person excluding drinks
Bill's menu recommendations: What else, cheeseburger and fries.
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