Five Guys

So this place has been kicking about for a while. The problem is they’ve situated themselves slap bang in the centre of Glasgow’s burger district. The same road is home to Gourmet Burger Kitchen, Handmade Burger CO, and Bread Meats Bread.

Whilst I’ve been wanting to try it, I’ve always been enticed into the other choices.

So inside is a very typical looking American style fast food joint. You place your order, pay, and collect in a brown paper bag whether you’re eating in or taking out. The seating is ample, and the space is light and airy. There are old reviews on the wall mostly American, and very few more recent that 2009 as far as we could see. This seemed a little strange.

Nick ordered a beef hotdog with cheese, bacon, grilled onions, jalapeños, mustard, and ketchup. We shared a large portion of their salted fries. The hotdog was good. The bacon was the highlight because it was so crispy! The chips were good chips, light and crispy on the outside and fluffy in the middle.

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I chose a bacon cheeseburger with mushrooms, grilled onions, lettuce, pickles, and BBQ sauce. It was a good fast food burger. Again the toppings made it. I struggled to finish my burger as it was huge, but  I enjoyed every bite.

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And that’s where my review ends because nothing else captured my taste buds.

The main problem was, and it was Nick who pointed this out, for almost exactly the same price we could have gone to Bread Meats Bread. Now this isn’t a review for Bread Meats Bread so I’ll spare you the details, but after leaving Five Guys you feel a little cheated. Sure it’s novel, and its great being able to customise you’re drink with all the flavoured varieties they have, but within a 1 minute walk there are much better quality burgers. Now I’ll give Five Guys it’s dues, they do what they do very well, and unlike Bread Meats Bread you won’t be waiting 20 to 40 minutes for a table in a teeny restaurant that is hotter than the centre of the earth at times. But it is what it is. Whilst my hunger pangs were satisfied Nick was still hungry and he stared longingly at BmB and the prospect of poutine.

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Kiki says:

    Outdated reviews or ones going way back always make me a little suspicious… I used to have a favourite Indian restaurant that always got outstanding reviews, then suddenly after I think 2012 nothing. At all. And at some point I could understand why not, because their standards had really slipped, they rested on their laurels and didn’t think they needed to make the effort any more. The quality of their food wasn’t consistent, you couldn’t rely on something tasting the same as when you were there the last time.

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    1. Yeah. The majority of the reviews were about the American Five Guys, which is fine but it would have been better if they’d have focused on ones here in the UK. I think I saw one UK review from 2013.

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