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My First Time Experience at 5 Guys Burgers.
#11
(12-06-2018, 03:00 AM)Screaming Yellow Zonkers Wrote: When I ate burgers, all I ate were 5 Guys.
The meat is real. Freshly cooked right in front of you

The floor and table are filthy because of the peanuts.
Were there not boxes of peanuts to take for free?
The encourage you to just dump the shells on the floor.
They should sweep every 30 min though.

Sounds like bad staffing. Not bad food.
It's no frills. We would go with a bunch of people and have a blast.

The one by me is excellent. I love the Cajun fries too.
I'd write they're hq an email or yelp, or both, and copy and paste this to them.
Edited of course.

They have peanuts? I didn't see any peanuts there. Just sacks of taters and boxes of peanut oil stacked in the dining area. Not sure why.

The tables were filthy because of sauce smears, rogue fries, and burger fixings like lettuce and onions.

Sounds like I went at a bad time maybe? 1dunno1

Even if the place was on it's game, $19 dollars for a burger and fries is nuts. I can go to Logan's Road House and get a 6 oz sirloin steak, baked potato, salad, dinner rolls, drink. and free peanuts for close to the same price if not less.

I thought about writing 5 Guys today, and I still haven't counted that out.

What pissed me off the most is I have heard so many people sing their praises like you did above, I drive across town to check it out and it turned out to be a shit experience. I know I can't judge the entire 5 Guys franchise by one store, but damn. I've visited many Chick-fil-A restaurants in various states and cities and they were always top notch and on their game.
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Go piss on the toilet paper in both restrooms, then write the letter...
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(12-06-2018, 02:33 AM)Road Glide Wrote:
(12-06-2018, 02:23 AM)Elvis Wrote:
(12-06-2018, 02:03 AM)Road Glide Wrote: I don't remember which thread it was but recently someone brought up 5 Guys.  I think it was on a McDonald's thread maybe? 1dunno1   I'm too lazy to go look for it.

I had never been to 5 Guys but had heard more that one person say how great they were.

So today I looked up the nearest 5 Guy (20 minuets away) and off I went.

I arrived around 1:30pm, wanted to avoid any lunch time rush.

I walked in, the place was empty except for two couples sitting at tables.

Looked around and the first thing I noticed is the place was filthy.  Shit all over the floor, shit on all the tables.

Anyhow, I went up to the counter and ordered a bacon cheese burger, nothing fancy, lettuce, onions, and bbq sauce. Also ordered the cajun fries.  I assumed those were the "spicy fries" @~mc~ said were so good.

Oh and a large drink.

Chick behind the counter rang it all up and told me the bill was $18 and change.  I almost hit the floor.  

I bit my tongue, took my drink cup and ticket and found a table to sit at, a table I had to clean off myself.  That really pissed me off.

So I sat there, sipping on my Dr. Pepper.  And sat there and sipped, and sat there and sipped, refilled my drink and sat there and sipped.

I watched too.  They cared more about the take out orders than they did about the people who were there to eat in their establishment.

Finally, after what felt like an unacceptable amount of time for a damn burger and fries, they called my number.

No tray, nothing but a brown paper bag.

So I grab my brown paper bag and go back to the table I had to clean and looked inside.  The burger was at the bottom and a pile of fries were sitting on top.  I had to dig past a pile of hot fries to reach my burger.  That pissed me off too.

So I dig the burger out of the mound of fries, unwrap it and god damn if they didn't forget the bbq sauce.  The burger was dry.  It also looked like a "I don't give a fuck" person made it.

You may not believe this, but I'm not a person to complain when shit doesn't go right with my meal at a restaurant, I just deal with it and write that place off as somewhere I'll not eat again.

I go and get some ketchup from the pump and put it on my burger.

It wasn't a bad burger, I've had worse, the fries were good but not $5 for a regular sized fry good.  For sucks sake potatoes are cheap. I brought the majority of the fries home and the ole lady tossed them in the oven and ate them.

Was it worth $19 dollars?  Hell no!  I can go to Red Robin and get a better burger, unlimited steak fries, a clean table and a waitress filling my drink for the same money.   Hell, I can go to Whataburger and feed both myself and the ole lady for $18 and it's just as good as what 5 Guys offers.

So... You folks eating 5 Guys are getting screwed, first and last time I eat their over priced burger and fries.

5 guys sounds kind of gay..  Hiding3

That’s about what you would pay here, in oz.. I go to the burger project.. so good..

It’s fast food, but with slow food values. Meat is from Tasmania and it’s good.. You would never clean your own table here. It’s not table service though.

https://www.burgerproject.com/food-and-drink/

Australia, where everything is good..  Chuckle

I've researched Burger Project and damn if they don't look good.  But so did 5 Guys.

I hope you live in a big enough place because I'm coming to stay with you while I check out Burger Project.   Troll2

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Burger Project is always good, it’s a high standard. Some Americans were sitting at the table next to me last week and I think they were from a cruise ship, they loved it. They had the Aussie burger, cause they were in Australia.. too cute.. Chuckle
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(12-06-2018, 03:41 AM)Screaming Yellow Zonkers Wrote:
(12-06-2018, 03:28 AM)Road Glide Wrote:
(12-06-2018, 03:00 AM)Screaming Yellow Zonkers Wrote: When I ate burgers, all I ate were 5 Guys.
The meat is real. Freshly cooked right in front of you

The floor and table are filthy because of the peanuts.
Were there not boxes of peanuts to take for free?
The encourage you to just dump the shells on the floor.
They should sweep every 30 min though.

Sounds like bad staffing. Not bad food.
It's no frills. We would go with a bunch of people and have a blast.

The one by me is excellent. I love the Cajun fries too.
I'd write they're hq an email or yelp, or both, and copy and paste this to them.
Edited of course.

They have peanuts?  I didn't see any peanuts there.  Just sacks of taters and boxes of peanut oil stacked in the dining area. Not sure why.

The tables were filthy because of sauce smears, rogue fries, and burger fixings like lettuce and onions.

Sounds like I went at a bad time maybe?  1dunno1

Even if the place was on it's game, $19 dollars for a burger and fries is nuts.  I can go to Logan's Road House and get a 6 oz sirloin steak, baked potato, salad, dinner rolls, drink. and free peanuts for close to the same price if not less.

I thought about writing 5 Guys today, and I still haven't counted that out.  

What pissed me off the most is I have heard so many people sing their praises like you did above, I drive across town to check it out and it turned out to be a shit experience.  I know I can't judge the entire 5 Guys franchise by one store, but damn.  I've visited many Chick-fil-A restaurants in various states and cities and they were always top notch and on their game.

And the peanuts are their trade mark. They're out in open boxes, with little cardboard containers to put them in, to take them to your table.

Well that's interesting. Not a peanut or cardboard container to be had today.

Would have helped pass the time waiting on my burger if I had some peanuts to shell and eat.

Restaurants usually get one shot with me. If it's a bad experience, I'll never go back. Too many other places out there to eat who have their shit together.
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@Road Glide

Burger project review.. Jptdknpa

It has won the title as the best Australian burger..



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(12-06-2018, 03:51 AM)Elvis Wrote:
(12-06-2018, 02:33 AM)Road Glide Wrote:
(12-06-2018, 02:23 AM)Elvis Wrote: 5 guys sounds kind of gay..  Hiding3

That’s about what you would pay here, in oz.. I go to the burger project.. so good..

It’s fast food, but with slow food values. Meat is from Tasmania and it’s good.. You would never clean your own table here. It’s not table service though.

https://www.burgerproject.com/food-and-drink/

Australia, where everything is good..  Chuckle

I've researched Burger Project and damn if they don't look good.  But so did 5 Guys.

I hope you live in a big enough place because I'm coming to stay with you while I check out Burger Project.   Troll2

[Image: cU1fMlA.gif]

Burger Project is always good, it’s a high standard. Some Americans were sitting at the table next to me last week and I think they were from a cruise ship, they loved it. They had the Aussie burger, cause they were in Australia.. too cute..  Chuckle

I want to dive into that chili cheese burger. I'll pass on the beetroot burger. Chuckle

Wonder what their secret sauce is?
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(12-06-2018, 04:01 AM)Elvis Wrote: @Road Glide

Burger project review..  Jptdknpa

It has won the title as the best Australian burger..




My god that bacon burger that guy was having looked heavenly! I'm drooling.

Big boy inhaled his yet said he's had better. Jptdknpa Ham
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(12-06-2018, 04:03 AM)Road Glide Wrote:
(12-06-2018, 03:51 AM)Elvis Wrote:
(12-06-2018, 02:33 AM)Road Glide Wrote: I've researched Burger Project and damn if they don't look good.  But so did 5 Guys.

I hope you live in a big enough place because I'm coming to stay with you while I check out Burger Project.   Troll2

[Image: cU1fMlA.gif]

Burger Project is always good, it’s a high standard. Some Americans were sitting at the table next to me last week and I think they were from a cruise ship, they loved it. They had the Aussie burger, cause they were in Australia.. too cute..  Chuckle

I want to dive into that chili cheese burger.  I'll pass on the beetroot burger.   Chuckle

Wonder what their secret sauce is?

I hate cheese on burgers so I only get the classic, I get it well done, cause otherwise it’s can be quite rare.. Anon .. but it’s not burnt when it’s well done.. I add beetroot cause I just love beetroot on a burger. Yum. I get spice chips sometimes, which are super hot and nice.
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(12-06-2018, 04:15 AM)Road Glide Wrote:
(12-06-2018, 04:01 AM)Elvis Wrote: @Road Glide

Burger project review..  Jptdknpa

It has won the title as the best Australian burger..




My god that bacon burger that guy was having looked heavenly!  I'm drooling.

Big boy inhaled his yet said he's had better.   Jptdknpa    Ham

I loved the reviewer, but his friend was a dick. Their burgers are brilliant.. obviously doesn’t know shit. Chuckle
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#20
$18 US for a burger, fries, and a soft drink! Give me a break. There is a 5 guys just
5 miles down the down from me on 1-40. I will stick my head in the door and check
those lofty prices. I'm a poor boy. Can't throw money around to look cool being seen
at the swank eateries.
I think Longhorn Steak House is cheaper than that PLUS clean and spacious.

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