Well, I think the title says it all, hmm? I'd never heard of Five Guys until a couple years ago when I visited Weston in Baltimore. He had planned an amazing dinner evening for us, so we elected not to get hamburgers and instead had the french fries. Lovely memories: munching on fries while looking out onto the Chesapeake Bay...
And now I find myself in Virginia with a Five Guys right down the street and today for dinner I decided to finally see what the buzz is all about.
Now, disclaimer that I arrived way too hungry than I should have. I ordered a burger AND fries which was not smart because I had no idea that a "small" meant 2 heaping cup-fulls. I mean, the fries were delicious because most of them were the wiggly kind that I love oh so much. But really, I'd recommend sharing, especially if you are going to eat an entire burger. Luckily, one of my friends I was with, a native Virginian, wisely advised me to order the burger with only one patty.
I shall save my comparison to Blimpy Burger, an Ann Arbor favorite of mine, for another day however. No need to start a crazy rivalry. Contact me if you'd like a breakdown - if I get enough requests, then I'll write a follow-up ;)