Here's a bacon cheeseburger from the new Five Guys Burger & Fries chain location at 24004 Southwest Freeway in Rosenberg.
I got mine with mustard, mayo, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles and jalapeños and paid $5.59.
The standard issue burger at Five Guys Burgers & Fries is a double patty sandwich for $4.39 -- a single patty version is called a "little burger" and it goes for $3.19. The patties weigh a little under a quarter pound.
There is a sign above the grill that says all burgers are cooked well-done, so I didn't bother asking for anything different. Personally, I'll take one pink and juicy half-pound patty over two well-done quarter pound patties, but lots of my friends like the thin burger patties better. And the meat here is fresh, never been frozen ground beef, so it stays juicy.
But what really makes this burger stand out is the big stack of fresh crispy vegetables they pile on it. It's not a leaf or two of iceberg, it's a wedge.
The tomatoes are fresh-sliced, the onion is crunchy, and the jalapeños are fresh instead of pickled.
Nice attention to construction details too.
As you notice, the bacon, mustard and chile peppers are on the bottom against the meat, while the mayo and the salad stuff are up top.
The prices are reasonable, the menu is short and I like the free roasted peanuts they give you to munch on while you wait.
Unfortunately, I found Five Guys' famous french fries overcooked.
- Robb Walsh
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