It’s funny that the second time I’d end up at Five Guys that it would be the same location that I first visited, three or four years ago. It’s when Five Guys was still rather novel, and especially to Portland, as it was the first location – in the SW burb of Beaverton. I apparently was not moved enough to review it the first visit, at least I don’t see it in my archives. I do remember a couple of things about it, 1) I thought it was spendy, and 2) you get a boatload of fries. Oh, and free peanuts.
Nothing much has changed at the Beaverton Five Guys, except there were only three guys there. I went with the “Little” Burger; upon inquiring as to its weight, I confused the counter help. Who. Couldn’t. Help.
It’s an adequate burger and still a boatload of fries. And still spendy. 1 burger, 1 small fries, 2 drinks, nigh onto $15. The late Mrs Burgerdogboy and I had a better burger down the road at the Fresh Grill back in the day. Five Guys is slow, too, no matter how busy or empty they are.
But Five Guys is a better burger than many – certainly than McDonalds, Burger King, Wendy’s, and In N Out. I think Steak N Shake is a better value, and prefer the taste of Fatburger patties.
I do like that Five Guys has the Coke Freestyle machine, allowing you to make crazy ass mixtures of soda. But a word of advice, skip the Coke Zero Lime.