Five Guys: what is the history of this restaurant?
Created by Murrell brothers, Janie and Jerry, the Five Guys brand was born in 1986 in Arlington, Virginia. If during the first 15 years, Five Guys was a brand on a human scale, this restaurant chain experienced a meteoric rise in 2003 with a transition to franchises. Today, the brand counts 1350 restaurants spread all over the world. In New York, 11 restaurants have been opened.
Despite this incredible success, Five Guys does not intend to stop there. Indeed, the brand wants to open additional restaurants around the world. The Murrel brothers hope to open some XNUMX Five Guys fast food outlets within three years.
Five Guys : un concept unique
The concept of Five Guys is very simple: to offer premium, fresh burgers et 100% artisanal. Here, in-house know-how is the key word! Indeed, no frozen or reheated product is incorporated into the burgers, everything is frais ! It is this freshness that makes these burgers exquisite! To reassure its customers, in its restaurants in New York, Five Guys often informs about the origin of the products used for the burgers.
Five Guys New York: the burgers on offer
In this fast food restaurant, you will never find pre-designed menus or burgers. Here you will first need to choose your basis. You will have the choice between four burgers different and two sizes (small or normal):
- Hamburger consisting of a bread and a steak.
- Cheeseburger composed of a bread, a steak and cheese.
- Bacon burger composed of a bread, a steak and bacon.
- Bacon cheeseburger consisting of bread, steak, bacon and cheese.
Once you have chosen your base, you will need to garnish your burger. For this, you will have the choice between 15 ingredients different: tomato, lettuce, pickles, fresh onion, grilled mushrooms, peppers, chili peppers and many more! From sauces, you can choose between ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, spicy sauce ...
According to Five Guys, thanks to these 15 ingredients, the brand can offer up to 250 000 burgers different.
Note: you can incorporate as many toppings as you want. These are included in the starting price.
Your burger is prepared in front of you as soon as you order it.
Burger from Five Guys: I tested!
So every time I go to New York, I try one of these famous Five Guys burgers. I tested, for example, a cheeseburger with salad, tomatoes and grilled mushrooms. For the sauce, I chose ketchup and also ordered fries as a side. The burgers are wrapped in aluminum foil and the fries in a cardboard glass.
On the taste side, I really enjoyed my burger. All the flavors were gathered. It was simply a treat! The bread was very soft and the steak was cooked to perfection. The incorporated ingredients bring a very appreciable little extra taste. The fries are also delicious and served in generous quantities! These are homemade and it shows (their shapes and sizes are not regular).
Finally, drinks are available in unlimited. You can therefore use as many times as you want.
If burgers aren't your thing, know that Five Guys also offers sandwiches, hot dogs, and milkshakes.
The menu offered by Five Guys
The menu offered by Five Guys is very full. There are many choices ! The bases and ingredients mentioned above are those offered by the brands in New York, but be aware that depending on the country and the restaurants, these toppings may change.
What are the rates applied?
In the Five Guys of Times Square, classic burgers are priced at 7.29$ and the cheeseburger at 7.99$. The bacon burger is sold at a price of 8.79$ and the bacon cheeseburger at 8.99$.
The price of the fries varies of course depending on the size chosen. So, for a small fries, you will have to pay 3.09$, for an average 4.09$ and for a large 5.99$. For unlimited drinks, the price is 2.89$.
Finally, as indicated above, the toppings and sauces included in your burger are totally Free.
As you can see, the prices applied by the sign are very affordable, especially for artisanal and fresh products.
What is the decoration found at Five Guys?
Here you will be surprised by the very decoration easy of the restaurant. The dominant colors are red and white which are recalled everywhere: on the brick walls, the posters… The tables and chairs are made of wood and the central point is a counter where you can place and collect your order.
During your visit, you will also be surprised by the bags of potatoes or the boxes of oil stored in the middle of the restaurant room. They are not installed here by chance, on the contrary! Indeed, the brand wishes to highlight its artisanal and simple side. On the walls, posters are present. Among them, we can find the various prizes obtained by the sign, the newspaper articles which celebrated the burgers of Five Guys and many more!
What is my general opinion on Five Guys burgers?
After tasting some Five Guys burgers in New York, I can tell you that I am not really disappointed, on the contrary! This burger 100% customizable is each time a real taste discovery !
The burgers are therefore very good, soft, tasty and above all very fresh. The artisan side is very appreciable and the flavors are there. Five Guys has therefore succeeded in enlivening my taste buds! The burgers offered by the brand are different from those suggested by other famous fast food restaurants like Shake Shack, but the prices are roughly similar.
From the many posters plastered on the walls of restaurants, I can assume that I am not the only one who enjoys Five Guys burgers. Indeed, newspaper articles on the sign are omnipresent and on the walls, we can no longer count the number of “voted best burger”. Moreover as regards the rewards seen on the walls, there is the 1st large fast food chain and best burger declared by an annual study carried out by the gastronomic and tourist guide Zagat on fast food restaurants, the " N ° 1 of the burger "For the Washingtonian Magazine for 7 years, the" # 1 in New York burgers »For Time Out New York and many more!
Former United States President Barack Obama has also said that Five Guys' burgers are " the best burgers in the world" page (in French).
If during your trip to New York, you want to taste a good burger, I advise you to go to one of the Five Guys restaurants, and without hesitation!
Five Guys New York: the different hours and addresses
In New York, you can find 11 restaurants Five Guys. Here are their respective addresses:
- Brooklyn : 2 MetroTech Center, Brooklyn, NY 11201
- Brooklyn : 138 Montague St, Brooklyn, NY 1120
- Morningside Height : 2847 Broadway, New York, NY 10025
- Central Park : 2500 Central Park Ave, Yonkers, NY 10710
- Times Square : 253 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036
- Midtown : 36 W 48th St, New York
- Penn Station : 316 W 34th St, New York, NY 10036
- 7th avenue : 343 7th Ave, New York, NY 10001
- Midtown East : 690 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10017
- Chelsea : 56 W 14th St, New York
- Greenwich Village : 296 Bleecker St, New York, NY 1001
To help you get your bearings, here is a map of the various Five Guys restaurants located in the Big Apple:
The opening hours of the various restaurants
- The two restaurants of Brooklyn open from 11 a.m. to 22 p.m. Monday to Sunday.
- Morningside Height : 11 a.m. to 23 p.m. Monday to Sunday.
- Central Park : Sunday to Thursday from 11 a.m. to 22 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 22:30 p.m.
- Times Square : Sunday to Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. and Thursday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 a.m.
- Midtown : Monday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 22 p.m.
- Penn Station : Monday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 22 p.m.
- 7th avenue : Monday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 22 p.m.
- Midtown East : Monday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 22 p.m.
- Chelsea : Monday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 23 p.m.
- Greenwich Village : Monday to Wednesday from 11 a.m. to midnight and Thursday to Saturday from 0 a.m. to 00 a.m. This restaurant is closed on Sundays.
After having read all his information on the Five Guys of New York, all you have to do is go and taste these famous burgers. Treat yourself !