Friday, February 24, 2012
I finally made it to Five Guys, the upstart burger joint. I had been avoiding it because of my kids' allergies - sesame seed buns and peanuts all over the place.
If you haven't had one of their cheeseburgers....I HIGHLY recommend you going!
Both times that I went (this week!) I got my burger *all the way*, i.e. with a bunch of toppings.
Toppings, all of them, are free.
And this is a welcome change. For this is the one case where I'm a complete *socialist*. I'm just sick of these places that surcharge for everything extra. ($2 for a slice of cheese on a sandwich at Circes in Scituate, MA, $2 for a little scoop of guacamole at Chipotle, etc.)
At Five Guys you can get any or all(!) of the 16 toppings for *free*, sort of.
Of course the place is pricey compared to fast food burger joints.
A cheeseburger, small fry, and a regular drink cost $11.63.
So basically there is a surcharge on those Morons that like *plain burgers*. They are subsidizing people like me - as they should!
(Like those fools who, when as a group you have to decide on a pizza, complain that they only want a plain/cheese pie. They should be shot!)
I say skip or share the fries. They are tasty, but you might not even have room (or budget) for them. Seriously, the burgers are so big the fries could be split 3 ways.
Okay. I had the dude put my fries in a separate bag - to keep them away from the sesame seed-loaded burger. And I gave the fries this afternoon to my kids...
As I was typing up this post I read on the Five Guys' website that their fries are made in 100% peanut oil.
Now, allegedly my daughter is/was severely allergic to peanuts - according to some Moron with a medical degree who had her *tested*.
She's still breathing and hasn't reacted at all that I can see....so I guess we've been lugging her Epipen around for 5.5 years, and getting all paranoid around peanuts for ABSOLUTELY NO REASON!