We gave Five Guys another go…
The last time we tried FG was at Disneyland Paris. And we have to say, it was terrible! The food was fairly poor, but the service was the worst we’d ever experienced - but that’s DLP In general.
The menu is very simple! Burger, hot dog or cheese sandwich served with fries. We ordered a burger and a hot dog. we were fairly surprised at the price. The burger was £7.45 and the hot dog was £6.45. It’s worth mentioning that unless you order ‘toppers’ to go with your burger, it will literally be a patty in a bun. We went for tomato, onions, ketchup and pickles. We ordered the large fries to share. We wanted a strawberry milkshake, however they had run out of them. We ended up with a bottomless Diet Coke - a clever way of making a little more money, as we never have more than the one! Nando’s have that covered too 🙂
As we waited we watched the staff flipping burgers. As expected it was incredibly busy, so at any one time there were around 30 burger buns being prepared which was somewhat worrying that our burger would be cold by the time we got them.
We waited around 10 minutes for the food which wasn’t too bad considering the number of people waiting. One thing we noticed which stands out from the likes of McDonalds is that the seating and tables are well spaced and of decent quality - what you’d expect from an American diner.
The hot dog was pretty small given that it wasn’t cheap, although it was dense! Both came wrapped in foil which kept them nice and warm, and slightly steamed which makes for great fast food in our opinion. The sausage was lovely. Slightly smoky and salty. We ordered jalapeños which were spicy. Perfect! We did find the ‘squeezy cheese’ a little claggy, although it was a good flavour. We’d give it a strong 8/10, but the cost was more of a 5/10. The burger came with two patties. With the toppers in was probably a little tall to be considered a comfortable eat. Next time we’d go for a single patty. What we did enjoy was the way they were cooked. Slightly rare in the middle and seasoned well.
Now….. the fries. The large portion was enough to feed a family of four! The other parts of the order were pretty small but with the fries it definitely became a full meal. They were served in what could only be described as a sack. They’re fried in peanut oil which created soft-in-the-middle but crispy fries. We loved them! And, you can add vinegar from the condiment station along with ketchup and Five Guys mayo.
Overall, it was a little expensive, but the food is of good quality, and the restaurant is a nice place to dine. We’re looking forward to trying the cheese sandwich!
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