July 23rd, 2013

Five Guys, Three Gals

(Get your mind out of the gutter! Naughty.)

image

On Sunday the girls and I went for lunch to place that only recently came to Canada from the States: Five Guys Burgers & Fries. I opted to dress up fifties style, in a floaty polka dot dress, curly ponytail tied with a satin ribbon, and black ballet flats.

image

Here’s a quick outfit of the day before I dive into the meat of the post. (No pun intended. Okay, maybe a little.)

image

image

My makeup was retro-inspired too, with winged out black liquid liner and red lips. (Pro tip: don’t wear red lipstick when going to eat a burger. You will get it on your chin. Learn from my mistakes!)

image

Even my nails were polka-dotty. You get the idea. Back to lunch!

image

Five Guys is a burger chain founded in 1986 in Washington D.C. It was started by (you guessed it!) five guys. Brothers, in fact. The chain has won multiple awards for its food, so I was eager to give it a try.

image

The menu was simple enough: burgers, hot dogs, fries, and soda. I was told that the “little” size actually translates to a regular size, so I ordered the Little Hamburger (with everything on it) and a “little” fries.

image

image

The employees were really nice & joked with us while preparing our food. They asked us if we were all going on dates later, since we were so dressed up. Ha – this is our casual!

While we waited for our burgers to be freshly grilled up (Five Guys uses only fresh ground beef), Katya capitalized on the free peanut situation.

image

While I capitalized on the free ketchup.

image

image

image

image

image

Was it love at first bite? Not exactly. I mean, the burger was alright, but really nothing special. Perhaps they do it better down south.

What was impressive were the fries.

image

Monica took it upon herself to stacked hers Jenga-style. (Also, check out our matching polka-dot action. Soul mates, I’m tellin’ ya.)

image

image

Cooked in peanut oil, they’re not greasy, just good ol’ potato-y goodness. The guys were generous with them, too, heaping loads extra into our paper bags, which far exceeded the size of our “little” orders.

While I wasn’t overly blown away by the food, it was a fun place. The environment was lively and loud, with rock classics playing in the background. I’m glad we checked it out!

Have you eaten Five Guys? How was your experience? x

Leave a comment