Five Guys Burgers and Fries
33 Heritage Meadows Way S.E.
Hours: daily 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Price range: $2.99 - $8.49
When U.S. President Barack Obama wants a burger, he heads to Five Guys Burgers and Fries. Now Calgarians can see what the fuss is about at the chain’s newest franchise in Deerfoot Meadows.
Five Guys has more than 700 locations in North America for a reason: their burgers are fantastic. The regular burgers feature two juicy patties free of preservatives or filler; the “little” burgers have one patty. You can choose from 15 free toppings.
I made a rookie mistake by ordering my cheeseburger ($7.49) “all the way,” which meant it was loaded with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, grilled onions, grilled mushrooms, ketchup, mayo and mustard. Despite the valiant effort of the bun, everything spilled over. Messy, yes, but it was delicious.
Hot, fresh fries ($3.49/ $4.59) are hand cut and cooked in 100 per cent peanut oil. The Cajun style fries are covered in a spicy seasoning.
Even at peak times, this red and white restaurant runs like a well-oiled machine.