ABOVE: A bacon burger at Five Guys in Westport.
FIVE GUYS BURGERS AND FRIES: 534 POST ROAD EAST, WESTPORT, CT
I had my first Five Guys burger in downtown Philadelphia a few years back. It was late, I needed a quick bite and something just drew me in. The restaurant was so spartan and dimly lit, I wasn’t quite sure what I was getting myself into, but then I tried the burger and I’ve been hooked ever since.
The menu is simple, yet there are dozens of combinations, every burger is cooked to order and all the ingredients are fresh. Essentially, Five Guys is the real deal in the world of fast food burgers (at least in a world without In-N-Out).
Subsequent trips to Virginia (where the chain is based) and D.C. have given me the chance to try the burgers a few more times.
Since then, the chain has expanded like crazy; they are in New York, New Haven, Orange and now finally Westport.
This is about as close as I’m comfortable with. Their portion sizes combined with my complete lack of self control mean that after a burger and regular order of fries, I’m pretty much done for the day. I better not be required to do much physical activity after this because it ain’t gonna happen.
Yeah, that sounds gross, but it’s oh so good.