There are a few things I just really love in a restaurant, and Five Guys seems to suit my taste in a lot of ways. First of all, you can see the kitchen perfectly and the (awesome) health inspection reports are clearly displayed. This makes me feel so much more comfortable eating the food...when I know exactly how it has been handled. Second, the service is extremely reliable. Yes I know it is only counter service, but I've never once had anyone be rude or impatient with me here...even when I'm constantly changing my mind about the toppings I want on my little cheeseburger. Third, I love that you pick your toppings exactly, that way there are no surprises. Sure, in fancy sit-down restaurants I'll let the chef do his/her magic on my place. When I'm tired as hell or hungover and looking for a greasy fix, I want to know exactly what's going in my food. Fourth, and I know I may be alone on this, I like that you order your burger separate from the fries. I am not a big fries fan, and it seems like every burger has obligatory fries sitting right beside it. I think it's nice to be able to order them separately, or in my case, not usually order them at all. The only reason this place doesn't reach 5 stars in my book is the amount of grease. It may be a little over the top for some people. Although satisfying, I do worry about the massive harm I'm causing to my arteries before taking that first, delicious bite
There is a "Fat" difference between going through the drive-thru at this Fatburger and actually going inside. The drive-thru wait can be tedious, but that's no fault of Fatburger; they cook your order fresh, so nothing has that icky, dried- out taste of fast food that's been sitting under heating lamps before they give it to you. However,I recommend taking the time to go inside and order. There's a whole different vibe inside, and whatever it is, it brings out the ravenous teenager in most everyone, young or old. The wonderful scent of sizzling burgers and good fries, the free juke box music playing Motown or other great oldies, and the happy people enjoying the food (and trust me, these are mostly people who LOVE to eat, not obsessive calorie-counters who feel guilty gettin' their grease on once in awhile !), and it all adds up to what going to a burger stand should be: FUN! Don't forget to try their fresh-squeezed lemonade( my fave) or creamy shakes; for those who avoid burgers, they have a delicious turkeyburger as well; and one last tip: they have really good onion rings too, not those dreadful ol' frozen things that are all breading and no onion. So why fight it? Get yer Fat on!! (:
Excerpt from their motto: "From excluding the use of freezers, microwaves and can openers in our restaurants - to seeking the freshest quality meats, produce and ingredients to assure our customers an outstanding meal on every visit." Amen to that! As a fast food choice you can't go wrong. They stick to their promise of providing fresh, well prepared Mexican food. Burritos are hearty and filling and come in many varieties. Order it smothered in enchillada sauce and cheese and you'll never have it any other way. Nachos are great for sharing and are prepared better than some sit down restaurants. I love the trio of tacos. Spicy and light these let the true flavors of their fresh choices shine. Add any of the many varieties of salsa on offer from the salsa bar to your choice and you'll get a different bite every time.