Restaurant: Five Guys
Location: 801 S. University Dr., Plantation, FL 33324
Hours: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. daily
Order online at www.fiveguys.com
I order a little bacon cheeseburger with mayo, lettuce, tomatoes, and ketchup —and it is heaven in my mouth.
When you walk into Five Guys, you’ll notice it is a very cocky restaurant. The walls are covered with endorsements, like magazines telling you how great the food is. You’ll read: “Fries alone are not to be missed,” “Willy Wonkas of Burgercraft,” and “Burger Basics At Its Best.” But, in my opinion, Five Guys can be as cocky as they want.
Their. Burgers. Are. The. Best. I’m imagining eating one right now while writing this article, and I think I need to stop at Five Guys for the second time this week.
It’s probably a bad thing for my weight that Five Guys moved into the Fountains Plaza because I will become a regular customer soon enough. Fortunately for them, their business will skyrocket because of me and my love for food.
Five Guys sells regular burgers and little burgers, but their definition of little isn’t the same as most. A regular burger has two patties, while a little burger has one. They have hamburgers, cheeseburgers, bacon burgers and bacon cheeseburgers (my favorite). They also sell kosher style hot dogs, cheese dogs, bacon dogs, bacon cheese dogs, veggie sandwiches, cheese veggie sandwiches and grilled cheese sandwiches.
One of the best parts of their burgers is that all toppings are free. You can get mayo, lettuce, pickles, tomatoes, grilled onions, grilled mushrooms, ketchup, mustard, relish, onions, jalapeno peppers, green peppers, A.1. steak sauce, BBQ sauce or hot sauce.
But, let’s not forget about the fries. They may not be the absolute best in the entire world, but these fries are pretty darn good. They’re always hot, crunchy and delicious. You can eat them with ketchup, like me, or malt vinegar, which they always have near the condiments. The fries also come in Five Guys and Cajun style with regular and large sizes available. I can only vouch for the Five Guys style, but I can tell you the regular sized fries will feed 2-3 people, depending on how much you love fries.
The prices won’t even put a dent in your budget. The most expensive little burger is $5.59, and the most expensive regular burger is $6.99.
Also, if you step into Five Guys extremely hungry and don’t think your meal will suffice, there are buckets and buckets of peanuts sitting there for your eating pleasure.
At the end of the day, you need to eat at Five Guys pronto. Trust me. You will send in an email to The Current thanking me. It will be one of the most delicious, savory meals you’ve ever eaten. Five Guys is worth every penny.