Five Guys, Santa Rosa, California
When we were in Washington DC I heard that President Obama really liked going to this fast food place called Five Guys. I wanted to check the chain out, but our time in Washington DC was limited and so we just didn’t have the time.
Fast forward a year in Santa Rosa and I am using my GPS to find a supermarket because we forgot to buy toothbrushes for our trip. While looking for Safeway late at night I spot in the corner a Five Guys. This time I knew we would have an opportunity.
Five Guys is definitely a different kind of hamburger place. In appearance it kind of looks like In and Out but without the yellow. It is a very simple menu that includes hamburgers, hot dogs, and fries. The regular hamburgers are all double patty burgers. If you want just a simple hamburger with only one patty you have to order a Jr. burger. The paid options on your burger are cheese and/or bacon. While the paid options are simple the unpaid options are complicated. This is due to the fact that there are soo many toppings you can put on your hamburger, be very careful if you order a burger with “everything”! French fries are extra, but a regular side of fries will easily feed three (big) people.
While you are waiting for your burger there are free peanuts. I am not sure why there are free peanuts, but there are, you just scoop a tray of them and there you go.
The burgers themselves are pretty tasty and for just under $6 dollars a pretty good deal. The only problem I had with them was the buns, which in my opinion not sturdy enough for the burger. Luckily the burger was wrapped in aluminum because the hamburger got really sloppy really fast. That said the burger was nice and juicy and really big. The only other thing I guess I should mention is the music. I didn’t notice it but my mom and my aunt said the music was really loud.
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