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Its been a really long time since I've first heard of Five Guys Burgers and Fries. But only recently did i have the chance to try it, reason being the only Five Guys location i knew of was all the way in Surrey and I did not drive back then, which made it kind of impossible to go try.
Anyways this past weekend i went on a mini road trip with my family to Portland (just for the weekend~). Theres no tax in Portland which is why everything feels cheaper. It was a long drive from Vancouver to Portland so we made a quick stop for food, we were going to go to Jack-in-the-box when my sister and i spotted Five Guys hiding behind.
We just had to go try!!
Walking into the place, the ground was covered in peanut shells, this made me question "Are all Five Guys like this?", "Where did all the peanut shells come from?". The questions in my head kept coming so I asked the cashier. It turns out they have a box of peanuts for the customers to munch on and the customers just so happens like to throw their shells on the floor.
Anyways, I've been a huge fan of In-n-Out Burgers for a while now, so I really wanted to know what made Five Guys so different, and why do I hear people raving about their stuff.
So after reading some of the posters they had on the walls I learnt that Five guys cooks with peanut oil, peanut oil is low in saturated fats, free from cholesterol and contains essential fatty acids such as omega-6 making it one of the healthiest oils to cook with.
Our burgers & peanuts
Can you see how soft the buns are??
The patty was made in front of us when we made our order. One of the juicier patties I've had, my mom actually prefers this over the generic fast food burgers from Vancouver, reasons being:
a) The patty was made in front of us meaning that they were not pre cooked, because of this the burger tasted juicier and fresher.
b) Although the price is a littler higher than average but you're getting what you paid for (which is above average). And plus an average burger at McDonalds is around $5
c) There is a long list of toppings for you to add to your burger, this way every burger is customized to satisfy your tastebuds
d) Free peanuts!!
It wasn't until later that I found out each Five Guys burger actually contains less calories than a McDonalds burger. You can find a detailed list of nutrition content of each burger HERE.