Mrs TWC was in Salt Lake City and the kids had been looking forward to test driving the burgers at the new Five Guys down the hill for a couple of weeks. Five Guys is new to us, but it's a national chain that, despite the recession, plans to open two hundred stores by the end of 2011.
We walked in about rush hour on a week night. The place was well staffed and clean. The help (they are *not* associates) was friendly and helpful. The service was good and our order was up in jig time.
The cheeseburger was tasty in an old-fashioned kind of way, and was obviously made with fresh ingedients. You get to have it your way, too, by choosing from an extensive menu of condiments and extra goodies like lettuce, onions, & tomato at no extra charge.
The cheeseburger reminded me of how Wendy's burgers used to taste when Dave Thomas was making good burgers thirty years ago. I absolutely hated the fries, but that's just me. This Dude does not abide seasoned fries. No matter, I don't eat fries anyway. My kids? They were fine with the fries.
Pricey. No value menu here. Expect to spend 25% more than similar hamburger joints. We spent $22.00 for three burgers, two drinks, and one order of fries large enough to feed a 10th grade boys gym class. The same mix of menu items at Farmer Boys comes in at just over $16.00. Even less at In-N-Out, but the Five Guys burger is larger.