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Five Guys Burgers

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fiveguys-burger-charlotteobserverTwice a year or possibly a dozen times more, a hamburger and fries are necessary to balance the universe.  Make everything right.  American Comfort Food at its prime, protein and starch.

No one does it better or more consistently than Five Guys, even hobbled as they are by the All-Powerful FDA.  Most impressive, the fries are burningly fresh.  If I’m going to subject my body to fried food, it better be well-prepared fried food.  That’s why I save up my fat-intake points for a Five Guys visit.  The potatoes are labeled with the grower’s name – Five Guys makes a big deal out of that, the kitchen is wide-open, and the manager is constantly circulating, cleaning, adjusting the work flow.

After visiting a few franchisees across the country, I’ve yet to find one with lower standards than perfect, a great testament to Jerry Murrell’s philosophy. Keep It Simple, Simon.

If we could get the FDA out of our business, I’d like my burger medium-rare.  Condiments?  Salt and pepper only, please.five-guys-potatoes-thedailymeal

Most health reviews place this restaurant chain’s food as among the most unhealthy on the planet, which means even the experts acknowledge it must be good!  Everything in moderation.  I’ve moderated to a small fries with my burger . . . 

Rule of thumb? For each visit to Five Guys, I visit Agno or Pure Fare thirty times.

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