Nath wrote:Their burgers are light and crumbly, but I see that as a good thing. A burger shouldn't be a disc of beef sausage; it needs to come apart in your mouth. It's only a problem if it falls apart before you bite into it.
Dry is bad, of course. It's a risk with this style of thin patty cooked at a high temperature. My burger wasn't dry when I tried Five Guys.
And I agree about the cheese product. That's one of the reasons I prefer a local burger place offering a similar style of burger -- they offer cheddar etc.
Same here. When I tried Five Guys, the burger was juicy, and rather greasy. The only complaint I have about Five Guys is they just dump the fries in the same bag as the burger. No separate holder or container for the fries, so you have to suffer second or third-degree burns in order to enjoy the awesomeness of a Five Guys burger.
I also agree about fast food vs. local places. I think all fast food places use cheese-flavored food product on their burgers, whereas local places use real cheese, and you have a choice. In most places it's American (processed cheese-flavored food product), cheddar, and pepperjack. I always opt for the cheddar. It just compliments the burger better than anything else. I will say that one of the best chain sit-down restaurants to get a burger would have to be Cracker Barrel. They put Colby cheese on their burgers, butter and grill the bun, and their Bacon Cheeseburger has thick-sliced bacon, not those ultra-thin slices like most places tend to use. Not to mention they serve steak (wide, thick-cut) fries, instead of the thin cut.