Every town needs a good burger joint. No, I don’t mean McDonalds or Wendys. Not Sonic or Burger Shack. I mean a place where you can find a mouth watering, juicy, fresh burger that can’t be duplicated or found at any other place. A place like Five Guys!
I spent most of my teen years in Arlington VA and I LOVED going to Five Guys. Who knew that I was a part of history in the making! Five Guys’ opened their first store in Arlington in 1986 and take it from me, it was hit with everyone in town!
Between 1986 and 2001 Five Guys opened up five locations around the DC area and just like the store in Arlington they took off with extreme sales and “followers” from all over town. It took them very little time to make a name for themselves!
All of those folks in the states surrounding the DC area were thrilled when they found out that Five Guys was expanding business. In 2002 they opened up stores in Maryland and many more Northern Virginia towns. Now, there are over 300 Five Guys around the world. If you haven’t been to one, find one and make that your next meal!
Five Guys is known for their use of FRESH (as in never frozen) ground beef as well as peanut oil. Now the fries, I personally think they could open up a French fry shop all by its self. Yep they are THAT good. They are made from Idaho potatoes and cut fresh daily… again, never frozen. They taste just like boardwalk fries, only better.
Don’t worry about trying to remember which number value meal you want. The menu is fairly simple. It consist of a hamburger, cheeseburger, bacon burger ,bacon cheeseburger in regular or “little” style. For those who arent into burgers…don’t worry. They have the best hotdogs in town too! You can always order a Kosher style hotdogs with cheese, bacon or both! If you have a little one they also offer a grilled cheese sandwich and all Coca Cola products.
Not many toppings that they don’t have. Its your choice of mayonnaise ,relish, onions, lettuce, pickles, tomatoes, fried onions, sautéed mushrooms, ketchup, mustard, Jalapeno peppers, green peppers, A-1 sauce, BBQ sauce and even good old HOT sauce!
Bottom line, Five Guys is the gourmet burger of fasts food burgers all around the USA. It’s 100% American and is the best tasting thing you could ask for on the go!