Five Guys, New York, United States

by - Sunday, November 30, 2014



Founded in 1986 in Virginia. Five Guys is a fastfood chain that specialises in burgers, hot dogs and french fries. The restaurant chain uses white and red checkered uniforms to brand their popular fast food image.



We were at Manhattan today and were exploring the city. At first we wanted to find the restaurant - Hudson Place, where we had a celebratory dinner a couple of years ago. But the restaurant was recently closed down. Then we walked to 42nd St to the highly recommended restaurant - Brooklyn Diner. But we could not locate the restaurant once again. Finally, we walked along 34th Street and found Five Guys - a burger fastfood joint. At that time, we were both exhausted and famished.  My friend and I ordered a little cheeseburger and a double patty bacon cheeseburger. 

The entire meal comprised two burgers, one large french fries, and two cups of soda. In total, we spent about USD30 for the meal. I think it was a good fast food alternative. 


The little cheeseburger was actually a single patty of ground beef topped with a slice of cheese. The burger buns were toasted with a crispy outer crust and soft in the inside. What made it delicious was its tender and moist ground beef patty. I could see the juice oozing out at every bite. This little cheeseburger was especially suitable for those who are small eaters. Its portion was just nice. This is one of the better burgers I have eaten even though it was just a humble cheeseburger. (Food rating: 3/5)


The double patty bacon cheeseburger was topped with onions was delicious. We were asked if we would want any toppings and we selected onions only. The sauteed onions was savoury and fragrant. The bacon cubes were grilled to crisp. The cheeseburger was very similar to the little cheeseburger - tender and moist. The toasted buns were soft and crisp at the same time. The burger was divine. (Food rating: 3/5)


The above is the difference in size between the little cheeseburger and the bacon cheeseburger. 


Thinking that the serving of French Fries would be the same as in any other fastfood chains, we ordered a large fries to share. When we saw the fries, we were in shock. The portion was huge. Whilst the fries were already filled tothe brim of the entire large soda paper cup, there were more in the paper bag which had dropped out. It was scary and I felt as if I was fries overload. What I liked about the fries used real potatoes, which tasted more real (authentic) than processed french fries.  At that time, I longed for chilli sauce to enjoy the fries. (Food rating: 3/5)



Address: 316 West 34th Street, New York, NY10036, United States
Price: USD$
Rating: 3/5
Stuffness Level (How full you are): 4/5

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