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Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Five Guys Burgers and Fries

The deets: Burgers at East Coast-based chain Five Guys in Sunnyvale.

It was a cross between In-N-Out and Fuddrucker’s (unlimited burger toppings, though not do-it-yourself) both in look & feel and taste.

We went for the burgers, which many, including Zagat, have deemed the best fast-food burger in the country and the In-N-Out of the East. (I’m not quite convinced).

I'd go back for fries, which were hearty and thicker-cut. The burger itself was decent - meaty and well-cooked - but not as fresh-tasting and flavorful as In-N-Out, in my opinion.

But next time I'll hope for a fresher, perkier, less doughy-tasting bun. I'll also try the cajun fries, which looked like they packed a kick.

Tips and/or tricks? Fries are served in regular and large sized-cups, but they always throw in a few extra handfuls in your bag. Also, after you place your order you can help yourself to free unlimited peanuts while you wait.

I left thinking about how they’ve managed to keep the free peanuts thing going. Aren’t they afraid of them falling into the hands of some un-supervised highly peanut-allergic kid?



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