Monday, August 16, 2010

Who's Got The Best Fast Burger?

Today’s results for Zagat’s survey for the best burger:

Best Burger

  1. Five Guys
  2. In-N-Out Burger
  3. Wendy’s
  4. Burger King
  5. McDonald's

Best French Fries

  1. McDonald's
  2. Five Guys
  3. In-N-Out Burger
  4. Wendy's
  5. Burger King

A Five Guys Review

A ive Guys has a small menu of basic items but they are made with high quality fresh ingredients. The menu consists of Hamburgers (Regular and Junior size with or without cheese or bacon (or both) and a whole list of toppings), fresh cut potatoes french fries (with or without spicy seasoning) Hot Dogs (with or without bacon and cheese), Grilled cheese sandwiches, Veggie burgers (not as popular) and fountain drinks.

Five Guys menu items, prices and nutrition calories are:

Hamburger $4.39 (700 calories)

Cheeseburger $4.99 (840 calories)

Bacon Burger $5.19 (780 calories)

Bacon Cheeseburger $5.79 (920 calories)

Little Hamburger $3.29 (480 calories)

Little Cheeseburger $3.59 (550 calories)

Little Bacon Burger $3.99 (560 calories)

Little Bacon Cheeseburger $4.29 (630 calories)

Kosher Hot Dog $2.99 (545 calories) (not really Chicago style)

Cheese Dog or Bacon Dog $3.69 (625 calories)

Bacon Cheese Dog $3.99 (695 calories)

Veggie or Grilled Cheese $2.29 (440/430 calories)

Reg Fries $2.59 (620 calories)

Large Fries $4.19 (1464 calories)

Reg Drinks $1.59

Large Drinks $1.79

A Five Guys burger better than typical fast food places. You don’t have to pay a lot more for the extra quality. They do distract you from all the calories by saying that all the potatoes are fresh cut from Idaho and they don’t use frozen processed meats. So, beware of the calories when you enjoy their food in moderation.

The Five Guys restaurant decor is simple. They have a red and white checkerboard theme to the restaurant and the walls are dominated by their Zagat reviews and quotes from restaurant reviewers over the years.

I found out that a regular hamburger from Five Guys is really a double burger or double cheeseburger. The Jr is a regular hamburger, I would order that next time.

The fresh cut fries are very good and I would go order fries there as a meal alone since they give you so many.

If you are on a diet or watching your fat and cholesterol intake this is not the place for you to go.

The menu at Five Guys is fresh and made from great real ingredients without preservatives but the portions are large and the calorie quantity is huge.

If you go to Five Guys Burger Restaurant and want to watch the calories, get the Jr, a small hamburger, and split the fries with someone. Then you would end up with a total of 790 calories.

Thanks and XOXO to Doreen

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