C'est la vie a Maggi asked if I wanted to dine with her and I thought it was pretty cool because it reassured me that people know my blog exists LOL. She basically let me choose where to go and I am indecisive when I am not craving for anything. I thought since I have been blogging about burgers, why not Five Guys? I have been to the South Surrey (not very good) and Park Royal (THE BEST) location, and was not sure what to expect when trying the downtown location.
Right when you open the door, Five Guys smells like delicious burgers. I was expecting that at Burger Heaven, but nope. Five Guys is what it is, red and white checkered interior with quotations and acknowledgements from different media sources. C'est la vie a Maggi considers this arrogant, while I think it is nothing special and is probably entertaining for people who are eating burgers.
COMPLIMENTARY PEANUTS while you wait, or you can do the Asian thing and take them home LOL. I am pretty sure someone has done that before.
LITTLE CAJUN FRIES ($2.99) and LITTLE BACON CHEESE BURGER (6.99). The fries are soggy and heavily seasoned with cajun without tasting salty. The "little" size is more than enough and I would consider it as a size medium from other fast food restaurants. If I were to share fries between two people, I think a regular is more than enough (assuming the other wants fries, if not, then stick with size little).
Like any regular person, we wanted to use the wrapper to eat the burger. But because the fries tipped over in the bag, the wrapper was oily and if my hands are going to get oily, I might as well enjoy myself and use my hands on the actual burger. For my toppings, I chose all the way which includes mayo, lettuce, pickles, tomatoes, grilled onions, grilled mushrooms, ketchup, mustard, relish, onions, jalapeno peppers, green peppers, steak sauce, barbecue sauce and hot sauce. The sliced mushrooms and patty are somewhat warm, not hot, and everything else is what it is. You can add processed cheese for an extra $1.00 and bacon as well. The bacon is crispy, crunchy and I can taste it in the burger. The only thing I could not really taste is the beef patty. I also like that I cannot taste the processed cheese much, but C'est la vie a Maggi points out that it is silly if you do not taste something you are paying an extra $1.00 for. Oh, and I did not taste any jalapeno peppers or green peppers because they were forgotten.
LITTLE FRIES ($2.99) and BACON CHEESE BURGER ($8.99). The fries are lightly seasoned with pepper and salt, and are soggy.
C'est la vie a Maggi's burger is all the way as well, with two beef patties.
This is from the Park Royal location which tasted a lot better and had a toasted bun. I think Five Guys is all about fresh burgers, unlimited toppings (emphasize on unlimited toppings) and a generous portion of fries.
- Fresh burgers
- Real french fries (deep fried too early though)
- Generous portion of fries and they aren't salty
- Free peanuts
- Unlimited toppings (somewhat included in the price)
- Downtown location isn't very good compared to Park Royal's
- Fries were deep fried too soon considering it wasn't that busy
- Bun was cold
- Trash cans are not very conveniently placed
- Voted best burgers by Washingtonian Magazine Readers from 1999-2008, back then there wasn't any fresh burger joints probably
- Burgers are probably cheaper in the US and considered worth it for customers
- I didn't let C'est la vie a Maggi order a hot dog because I thought it would be stupid LOL
- Fries are actually crispy and yummy at the Park Royal location
- Park Royal and other locations have trays, would be nice if this location did as well