Saturday, June 2, 2012

Cheeseburger at 5 Guys Burgers and Fries, Fremont, CA

Originating on the East Coast, 5 Guys opened their first location in 1986 in Arlington, Virginia. 26 years later they have grown to more than 1000 locations that span across the US and Canada.
The menu and philosophy are quite simple- High quality, fresh ingredients and a limited menu that allows for cooking perfection of the few items that they make. At 5 Guys it's 100% never frozen beef burgers, hand-cut fries fries, hot dogs and soda's- no shakes, no chicken, nothing else- nada.

Five Guys Burgers and Fries
Burgers can be ordered with a single beef patty (Little hamburger) or double (Hamburger) then a long list of toppings. Seems very common to order burgers "All the way" which includes mayo, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, grilled onion, grilled mushrooms, ketchup and mustard. 

Cheeseburger "All-the-way"
Today I tried the Cheeseburger "All the way". I really liked 2 things about the burger above all else- The beef- it was moist, flavorful and was about as American as you can get when it comes to burger flavor. No Chili or pastrami to mask the flavor, just good 'ole american beef. The second was the grilled mushrooms- they were chewy with a griddle top sear that added a portobello like flavor injection that complimented the beef perfectly. The rest of the toppings sung in sweet harmony- not overwhelming and not creating an overly messy burger.  For $5.89, the burger is pricier than competitor- In-n-out, but it's well worth the money. From now on, 5 Guys is my local go-to location when I'm cravin' an all American burger.

Aburgeraday rating: 8/10

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