Ever heard of 5 Guys Famous Burgers and Fries? I hadn't until we moved to Georgia. Five Guy's has been voted "Best Burgers" for the past five years in Washingtonian Magazine, were rated number one "Bang for the Buck" in Zagat Survey and The Washington Post calls them "the Willy Wonkas of burgercraft." In addition, since expanding outside of the DC Metro area, Five Guys has won the Annapolis Magazine's reader poll for Best Fries, Richmond City Magazine's reader's choice for Best Burger and the Fredericksburg Star's Simply the Best Award for Best Burger. Apparently they have good burgers! 5 guys just opened 2 restraunts in Athens and we had to go check it out. How could we NOT? So here is the menu - kinda reminds me of In & Out:
I ordered the Cheeseburger and Brooks got the Bacon Burger and we shared a large fry. As you can see on the menu they have some interesting toppings. The *weird ones are upon request only except for Sauteed Mushrooms. Anyone else think sauteed mushrooms is weird for a standard hamburger topping? We were obviously rookies at ordering food at 5 Guys. While you wait for your order you enjoy cracking open some tasty peanuts at your table. We loved our burgers! In the photo below you see the spatchula with two patties on it....one thing we didn't realize is that unless you order the "Little" burgers (see menu above) you're gettin' 2 patties! I'm not generally a double person (unless it's a Big Mac...I know, gross...but I think they are soooo tasty) so next time I will for sure order Little.
Soooo....5 Guys is pretty famous here in the East...hence the name. Curious to see their locations? I couldn't copy the image in this post but check out their store locator map. It seems to me that somebody to the West of the Mississippi River needs to get a clue. It seems that every city boasting ownership of a 5 Guys restraunt has also named it Best Burger! or Best Fries! or Best something! Check out their press attention here. They cook their french fries in 100% pure, no cholesterol peanut oil. Hmmm....that sounds less bad for me! Also, their hamburger meat is fresh and you can totally tell when you eat it!