Five Guys can be found on 1840 8th Street. The restaurant shares a building with Pure on the same block as Mano's and Earthbound Bakery.
The environment to me was a turn off if anything, but then again do you expect fast food joints to be visually appealing? The music is loud at times and an employee spends 25% of his time yelling out your order number.
The simplicity of the menu is great. Double patty burgers, singles, sandwiches, fries cooked in peanut oil, cajun fries, hot dogs and free peanuts.
I went with the bacon cheeseburger which was loaded with raw onions, tomatoes, lettuce, jalapenos, green peppers, hot sauce, relish and ketchup. It was savoury, messy and greasy. I personally like eating a burger where fillings slide out and the juice of the burger drips, something about a messy burger just feels right. For a side I went with their regular fries, they come in abundance. If you don't know what size you want, ask to see their serving sizes and expect double. Something you shouldn't expect is good presentation, view my picture for evidence.
I liked it, as a fast food restaurant it's good. Does it live up to the hype? Well I believe there are much better tasting and priced burger joints in the city, but then again it won't be as quickly prepared as Five Guys Burgers and Fries. If you have a peanut allergy, stay away! If not, treat yourself to something new!