5 guys burger and fries - 1576 Regent Ave W
An American burger and fries chain that literally only has burger and fries for sale.
Food quality -
I was surprised that they only have burger, fries, hot dogs and veggie sandwich on their menu. I was expecting a variety of burgers and other greasy spoon type items on the menu (no chili wtf?) . With such a limited menu I would expect that the burgers are masterful and perfect. Apparently I was wrong. The burgers are absolute shite, they tasted as bad as the burgers you get at Bomber stadium. Processed cheese, zero chili in the burger, the patties are flavorless with no seasoning. Honestly it tasted exactly like what you get at the Stadium. For 9 dollars I expect something gourmet like what you get at Montanas. I would rank every other greasy spoon way higher then the crap burgers they serve here. McDonalds is light years better.
The fries were soggy but they definitely were tasty with the cajun seasoning and the quantity you get it's very reasonable for the price.
I was quite amazed that they had 13 employees working in the kitchen on the counter... unfortunately 11 of them were joking and laughing and talking with each other. Tables were all dirty, floor was dirty. My burger and fries came up pretty fast and the kids were friendly to the customers. I'm still trying to understand why they have so much staff working when all they need to do is drop fries and make burgers?
Value: Burgers 1/10 for the value
, I can't believe they charge 8 dollars for a plain old hamburger and just under 10 if you want cheese and bacon. I would guess it's equivalent to a 1/4 pounder from mcds but I see nothing special at all. They do offer a few toppings other places don't (mushrooms, green peppers) but I see zero value for your buck. I think they should maybe only have half the amount of staff working and cut the prices down to 4 dollars because that is all that it is worth. The prices on the burgers here are highway robbery because they use fake cheese and have nothing gourmet about them. At GBF or Georges you pay half the price and get twice the burger.
The fries at 4 dollars is reasonable because they give a huge portion and they do taste nice.
Highly highly over rated restaurant, I think this place will fizzle out and maybe even close after a year because the prices are way out of line. For me and the wife, 2 burgers, 2 fries and 2 drinks was roughly 35 dollars!!!! Meanwhile I can get twice the amount of food that taste better and a much larger variety of items on the menu at Zaxx and only pay 20 dollars....This is a cheap town and once the honeymoon period is over I think this location which is out of the way will tank.
I say stop and share a small fries with a friend and nothing more. This place is definitely not worth going for.