I can’t remember the first time I went to a Five Guys Burgers and Fries. I do remember that I thought it was great. The burgers were big, they make fresh cut fries and they give you plenty of them. So you can imagine my delight when I heard that a Five Guys was being built at the north end of Wooster. Waiting for it to be opened was a true test of my patience.
It was on Monday, May 30, that they officially opened. Bobby and I had been dog sitting in Lodi, but were heading home in the afternoon. We made arrangements to meet my sister, Randi, and brother-in-law, Shaun for a late lunch. Neither of them had ever been to a Five Guys Burgers and Fries. I will admit that I was a little nervous that we might have over sold the restaurant. Just because I love it, doesn’t mean everyone will, too. But my fears were unfounded. Everything was great. In fact they have even added milkshakes! What can be better than a burger, fries and shake?
I got a bacon cheeseburger with basically the works, minus onions, and added grilled mushrooms. Bobby had a bacon cheeseburger with the works, without onions, too. (We hate onions.) We shared a large fry, remember that they fill the container and then throw a whole lot more into the bottom of the bag. Then, because they now serve shakes, I had to get one. I could have mixed it up with different flavors, but really I am a simple girl. I like chocolate shakes, so I stayed true to myself and got a chocolate shake. I really enjoyed it!
Randi got a shake, too, but opted for the Oreo Creme flavor. The cashier told her it was her favorite, so Randi gave it a try. She said it was good, too. If I ever branch away from my fav, I might add in Oreo Creme to chocolate. (I’m really that much of a chocoholic.)
Everything we had was great. The burgers were big and juicy. (Nice and messy, just like I like.) When you order a burger, unless you order a “Little Burger,” you are getting a burger with two all beef patties. We’re talking about a substantial burger, here. The fresh cut fries were perfect. The shake was a nice addition, too. The one thing that surprised me was the cost. However, after really analyzing it and considering the portion sizes, the cost wasn’t unreasonable-just a little more than I was expecting.
Randi and Shaun also enjoyed it. They said it reminded them of a place they would go in California when they lived there.
All in all, I am really glad Five Guys has come to Wooster. It’s a step up from the other fast food restaurants, but casual enough to grab it to go. In my book, you can’t go wrong with a burger and fresh cut fries. Heck, I might just stop in just for fries sometimes. That’s what makes it so awesome that it is now in Wooster!