The Phantom Foodie: Five Guys Review
With Five Guys set to open in Intu this month, and we just couldn’t wait to try it out. So we’ve taken a trip to the Nottingham branch to see what all the hype is about.
Be warned when you first walk in the door and see the menu you may have a heart attack. It certainly isn’t as cheap as a McDonald’s. Not to mention, meals not being an option, meaning paying for burgers, fries and drinks separately, which does add up. This place definitely won’t be your regular fast food joint on a student budget but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth a visit.
Fortunately I’d visited Five Guys in the past, so I dodged the initial shock. We headed to the counter glancing over the menu, which although small is highly customisable thanks to a variety of free toppings. I opted for a small bacon double cheese burger, my accomplice a large bacon double cheese burger and we chose a medium fries to share. This place may be pricey but the portions definitely make up for it. We paired them with two refill drinks, although the option of beer was quite tempting.
We were given our cups and a receipt with our order number to collect the food. Whilst we waited we headed to the drinks machine. With 100’s of options to chose in every variation imaginable the choice was a tough one but I settled on cherry Dr Pepper. I’d only just poured my drink when our number was called. This was impressively quick service.
Our food came in a brown paper bag, even though we were eating in and we stayed ourselves with the food. Our burgers came wrapped in foil and the chips were loose in the bag, this helped to give it a very authentic American feel.
The burgers were extremely juicy, the bacon crispy and the cheese gooey. The chips were hand cut, skin on and light and fluffy inside. We both quickly devoured our burgers however we couldn’t finish the fries because there far too many, even though we were sharing.
We found that even though it is essentially fast food it was much better quality and more enjoyable as a result. We think it’s definitely worth a visit when the Derby store opens and would recommend it as a place to visit if you’re treating yourself.
Overall, a thumbs up.