Five Guys, Three Gals
(Get your mind out of the gutter! Naughty.)
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.
Here’s a quick outfit of the day before I dive into the meat of the post. (No pun intended. Okay, maybe a little.)
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!)
Even my nails were polka-dotty. You get the idea. Back to lunch!
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.
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.
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.
While I capitalized on the free ketchup.
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.
Monica took it upon herself to stacked hers Jenga-style. (Also, check out our matching polka-dot action. Soul mates, I’m tellin’ ya.)
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