Went to Five Guys for the First Time, Left with a Broken Brain

  • 83 results
  • 1
  • 2
#51 Posted by vikingdeath1 (925 posts) -

the first & Only times I have ever heard mention of Five Guys Or In and Out Burger has been on Giantbomb.

East Coast ftw. (I say this, assuming that neither franchise exists on my side, since I've just never seen one)

#52 Posted by Napalm (9020 posts) -

As far as I'm concerned, if you need to top your fries with a whole bunch of shit to make it edible/tasty/okay for human consumption, you (the food provider) did something wrong in the first place. Five Guys pretty much embodies the perfect potato fry. They're cut, cooked and salted perfectly. You don't need any more. Also, saying, "Five Guys Style" is better than just saying, "Normal Fries". And since it says "Cajun Style", what would lead you to believe that "Five Guys Style" was anything other than plainly salted fries? It's fairly obvious what that fry is, so asking him probably made you look pretty dumb.

#53 Posted by Dallas_Raines (2130 posts) -

Five Guys makes a higher quality burger, but it is expensive as fuck compared to In & Out, so I prefer them.

#54 Posted by ajamafalous (11796 posts) -

I'll sum up Five Guys for you:
 
Delicious Burgers (not the best I've had but definitely up there)
An entire bag of fries no matter how many fries you order
 
 
Also, dude was trolling you.

#55 Posted by pyromagnestir (4192 posts) -

Funny. I was looking at the onine menu just yesterday and noticed Five Guys Style fries and wondered what the fuck they were about. If they are just standard fries then it's stupid to name them like that. Just fucking say fries.

I've never been to Five Guys, but my brother was going to swing by there yesterday after work before coming to see me and asked if I'd want something. Unfortunately they were closed, when they were supposed to be open, for some reason.

#56 Posted by Breadfan (6589 posts) -

For some reason read the title as '...left with a broken hand.' That would have been way more interesting.

#57 Edited by ozzdog12 (856 posts) -

@ds8k said:

As someone that regularly visits Five Guys, I have never heard of "Five Guys Style."

As a guy who grew up on the first and original 5 Guys in Alexandria,VA I've never heard of "Five Guys Style" either. But they could mean "Five Guys Style" because they use different potatoes from different cities everyday

#58 Posted by TheFreeMan (2712 posts) -

Thoughts brought on by this thread:

-Five Guys have weird burgers. My local one makes them in the shape of baseballs. They're kinda tasty, but they also make me feel guilty for eating them.

-Those fries look fucking disgusting. Then again, I love poutine. I have no right to say what fries are gross.

-I wish I could have been there to know if the guy was just fucking with you, or because he was actually ruefully admitting to Five Guys "style" being with salt. Like, it's on the menu as "Five Guys Style"? That has to be a joke with the whole company, right?

#59 Posted by Catarrhal (817 posts) -

@StarvingGamer: Well, the menu denotes that they use peanut oil (which is often used in Asian recipes) for frying, as opposed to regular-ass (i.e. unhealthy) vegetable oil. While that is decidedly uncommon, it isn't likely to have a noticeable affect on the taste, because high heat diminishes the flavor of peanut oil almost entirely.

You'll notice they don't call 'em French fries, either. Personally, I stopped eating hamburgers in the nineties, so I couldn't give a fuck, but I agree with you nonetheless: they shouldn't be called "Five Guys Style."

#60 Edited by agentboolen (1749 posts) -

@ozzdog12 said:

@ds8k said:

As someone that regularly visits Five Guys, I have never heard of "Five Guys Style."

As a guy who grew up on the first and original 5 Guys in Alexandria,VA I've never heard of "Five Guys Style" either. But they could mean "Five Guys Style" because they use different potatoes from different cities everyday

@StarvingGamer: As ds8k said yes its because they make a big deal about there potatoes, there idea of fries with style is a lot different then your idea. For me I only ate at 5 guys I think 2 times even though there right down the block. 2 other interesting Burger places that IMO are better then Five Guys is SmashBurger and just the other day I had a really tasty burger at Bobby's Burger Palace. These 2 places make there Burgers with style, Smash I recomend a Chipottle Bun and sauce stack with Blue Cheese, For Bobbys the Bobby Blue Burger both very tasty. For In and Out Burger we don't have them in NY, those fries loock awsome =(

Me and my wife use to eat cheese fries till we got fat ;) gotta watch out for those toppings, theyll get ya in the end.

#61 Posted by NinjaBerd (221 posts) -

I've never had In-and-Out-Burger.

But living in the mid-west I have frequently eaten at W.W. Cousins in Louisville KY, and Triple X Family Restaurant in West Lafayette IN; and as far as I am concerned Five Guys and Fudruckers can suck it.

#62 Posted by Antikythera (55 posts) -

Fast Food Burgers are all pretty lame.

#63 Posted by yoshisaur (2606 posts) -

"Five Guys Style" is their way of telling you that they cut their fries on site, how is that complicated? There is nothing special about it other than that, so he probably wasn't thinking fond things. I'm not a burger connoisseur, but the burger they have there has never let me down. There really is nothing wrong with another form of competition in a stale market. I don't go to BK/MD anymore simply because my taste-buds have changed.

#64 Edited by Ghost_Cat (1374 posts) -

Let me one-up your craving for fries: kim chi fries. That's french fries, light kim chi, mayo, cheese, and your choice of meat. (Check the fries on the menu here. Bomb.com is what it is)

#65 Posted by StarvingGamer (7899 posts) -

@Napalm said:

Also, saying, "Five Guys Style" is better than just saying, "Normal Fries". And since it says "Cajun Style", what would lead you to believe that "Five Guys Style" was anything other than plainly salted fries? It's fairly obvious what that fry is, so asking him probably made you look pretty dumb.

Because I have eaten at a lot of restaurants and have never, EVER seen a menu item listed as a signature style that was presented as being 100% generic. Have you?

@ck1nd said:

"Five Guys Style" is their way of telling you that they cut their fries on site, how is that complicated?

It's not complicated, it's just fucking stupid. There's nothing unique or stylistic about cutting potatoes into fries before serving them as fries.

#66 Posted by StarvingGamer (7899 posts) -

@Ghost_Cat: I dig Kim Chee but it's such a strong flavor, it seems like it would overpower the rest of the stuff, even in tiny amounts. Right now I'm way into carne asada fries.

#67 Posted by ThePickle (4152 posts) -

I enjoy Five Guys, but Sonic surpasses all.

#68 Posted by shadows_kill (3165 posts) -

I've never heard of 'Five Guys Style' either or if you just asked if they have one thats not on the menu maybe? Anyways I LOVE their burgers and being in Indiana there are no In-N-Outs, however there are a few Smash Burgers people talk about. For Five Guys I always ask for Cajun on the side so I can also put some on my burger too.

#69 Posted by C0V3RT (1336 posts) -

Guessing I'm in the minority but I'm always underwhelmed by Five Guys whenever I go.

#70 Posted by StarvingGamer (7899 posts) -
#71 Posted by Ghost_Cat (1374 posts) -

@StarvingGamer: I agree that kim chi can be overpowering, but I mean it when I say "light". If someone just spilled their order on the ground, I might eat it.

#72 Posted by yoshisaur (2606 posts) -

@StarvingGamer: I guess I don't understand the vitriol you hold behind nick-naming a product. When I bit into a McTastey at McDonalds, which wasn't tasty, I didn't shake my fists in the air and scream

"McDonald's LIES!"

I cannot go to any other restaraunt and get my fries made from Five Guys, so they are completely justified when nick-naming it.

#73 Posted by Antikythera (55 posts) -
Pulled Pork Poutine (On the subject of fries)
#74 Posted by StarvingGamer (7899 posts) -

@ck1nd: Ok, I'll grant you that on a purely dictionary level, they are completely justified as listing their fries as "Five Guys Style."

But as a restaurant, it makes no sense. In every restaurant I have ever eaten at, whenever a menu item was designated as having a specific "style" it has always indicated an alternative method of preparation. This can be something as simple as a burrito served "enchilada style" ie wet, or much more complicated like the "animal style" fries I mentioned earlier. In particular, whenever a restaurant has listed an item as a signature style, there has always been something special about the preparation unique to that particular restaurant. That's why they can claim it as their style, they do it differently.

Basically, a "Chicago style" pizza isn't a pizza prepared by people in Chicago.

#75 Posted by Sploder (917 posts) -

I'm from the UK and what is all this toppings on chips business

#76 Posted by 71Ranchero (2668 posts) -

Im baffled that people actually care this much about fries.

Online
#77 Posted by ArbitraryWater (11413 posts) -

You're supposed to get the cajun fries, which are fantastic, as the regular fries are kinda boring. Didn't know that they started calling the regular fries "Five Guys Style" though. Kinda stupid. Either way, Five Guys is totally fine, though I'm not a fan of how expensive it is at times.

#78 Posted by Stonyman65 (2566 posts) -

What the fuck did I just read?

#79 Posted by churrific (470 posts) -

I enjoy Five Guys, but here in NY, I personally think it's underwhelming compared with Shake Shack, which isn't saying much. Lol it's kinda like mid-tier of the fancy burger chains to me.

#80 Posted by zombie2011 (4968 posts) -

I live 2 minutes from a Five Guys but haven't yet been there. The problem is that there is a Chipotle right next to it so i just end up going there even when i plan on getting Five Guys.

#81 Edited by RIDEBIRD (1230 posts) -

Saggy fries at Five Guys? Really? Best fries I ever ate at a fast food joint. Easy. All the four or so times I've been there (I live like an ocean away from the nearest one) have been excellent. Shake Shack is vastly superior on the burger side though. Easily the best burger I ever had, restaurants and all be damned.

Have not tried In N Out since I've never been on the west coast. Heard their burgers are awesome but their fries are so-so and an aquired taste (animal style or not).

#82 Posted by Dallas_Raines (2130 posts) -

@RIDEBIRD said:

Saggy fries at Five Guys? Really? Best fries I ever ate at a fast food joint. Easy. All the four or so times I've been there (I live like an ocean away from the nearest one) have been excellent. Shake Shack is vastly superior on the burger side though. Easily the best burger I ever had, restaurants and all be damned.

Have not tried In N Out since I've never been on the west coast. Heard their burgers are awesome but their fries are so-so and an aquired taste (animal style or not).

The fries I had at the mall Five Guys were the complete opposite of crispy.

#83 Posted by Ryuku_Ryosake (202 posts) -

@Dallas_Raines said:

@RIDEBIRD said:

Saggy fries at Five Guys? Really? Best fries I ever ate at a fast food joint. Easy. All the four or so times I've been there (I live like an ocean away from the nearest one) have been excellent. Shake Shack is vastly superior on the burger side though. Easily the best burger I ever had, restaurants and all be damned.

Have not tried In N Out since I've never been on the west coast. Heard their burgers are awesome but their fries are so-so and an aquired taste (animal style or not).

The fries I had at the mall Five Guys were the complete opposite of crispy.

Well to be fair if you judge any chain by its mall location of course it will be shitty.

On the topic of best fast food burgers and fries probably the best I had was actually from a Wendy's. A location near my college was recently renovated to be the new flagship location of Wendy's in my area. I think it might have even been a nationwide test location. It had Coke Freestyle Machine and the food was amazing. They easily beat most proper sit down restaurants better then all chains and better then most mom and pop joints.

#84 Posted by FrankieSpankie (228 posts) -

XD I probably would have had the same reaction.

I heard so much about Five Guys for years. From everybody it's the "best burger chain there is." Granted, there is no In n Out Burger around Boston. I finally went, pretty excited about all the great things I've heard, and I thought it was the most disappointing burger ever. They wouldn't even let me get it medium rare. It came out burned and dry. From my own experience, the best burgers seem to come out of steakhouses.

This edit will also create new pages on Giant Bomb for:

Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. Make sure this is what you intended. This will likely increase the time it takes for your changes to go live.

Comment and Save

Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Giant Bomb users. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll send you an email once approved.