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post #256 of 330
I ate at In and Out today in SFO. I really thought maybe I was missing out because the last time I was there was in AZ, but it just isn't all that, and it's certainly no Five Guys. The fries are a putrid, yellow, limp disgrace to the fresh cut potatoes that made them. McDonald's frozen fries are better than In & Out... but certainly Five Guys is superior to both by a lot. The shake is a nice touch... I wish Five Guys had one, but it's not a great shake... it just hit's the spot. I ordered one animal style and one standard cheeseburger. I could tell the difference, but barely. Both had extremely small "where's the beef" patties, and more lettuce than anyone could possibly want. The lettuce was extremely fresh.. but overwhelming. In and Out definitely has a better delivery method. Five Guys ruins their buns by encapsulating everything in foil and steaming the bread. But that's all they need to fix. Oh, and In and Out is much less expensive, which is worth some points, I guess... Neither is the best burger ever, but in the fast food chain continuum, there is no contest in my book.
post #257 of 330
Tried five guys, not impressed with the burgers, not impressed with the fries. .
post #258 of 330
Do they make five guys different in other states? The only thing they have going for them here are their fresh toppings for the burgers.
post #259 of 330
Thread Starter 
I wish I had a burger here, for breakfast. (A good one)
post #260 of 330
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Originally Posted by ChicagoRon View Post
I ate at In and Out today in SFO. I really thought maybe I was missing out because the last time I was there was in AZ, but it just isn't all that, and it's certainly no Five Guys.

The fries are a putrid, yellow, limp disgrace to the fresh cut potatoes that made them. McDonald's frozen fries are better than In & Out... but certainly Five Guys is superior to both by a lot.

The shake is a nice touch... I wish Five Guys had one, but it's not a great shake... it just hit's the spot.

I ordered one animal style and one standard cheeseburger. I could tell the difference, but barely. Both had extremely small "where's the beef" patties, and more lettuce than anyone could possibly want. The lettuce was extremely fresh.. but overwhelming.

In and Out definitely has a better delivery method. Five Guys ruins their buns by encapsulating everything in foil and steaming the bread. But that's all they need to fix.

Oh, and In and Out is much less expensive, which is worth some points, I guess...

Neither is the best burger ever, but in the fast food chain continuum, there is no contest in my book.

I haven't had In-N-Out in years and I remember it being good but not the transendental experience that I was expecting. Five Guys' burgers are just as good, except they don't have the mystique of "secret" menus, etc. I prefer Culver's over both places - plus they have items that most burger joints don't have, such as deep friend walleye pike sandwiches and frozen custard.
post #261 of 330
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post #262 of 330
had a burger at the Yardhouse recently. was pretty good.
post #263 of 330
Gave Five Guys another chance today. Plain bacon cheeseburger. Was better than the last one. I think that steaming in that foil makes the toppings taste shitty, so plain is much better.
post #264 of 330
I went to the Shake Shack for the first time today. Had the Shack Burger, fries, and a vanilla shake. Everything was pretty good but definitely not worth standing in a line for 30 minutes for. The only reason why I stood in line was because there were no more then 5 people waiting when I got there.

In my opinion Five Guys > Shake Shack.
post #265 of 330
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Originally Posted by Johnny_5 View Post
I went to the Shake Shack for the first time today. Had the Shack Burger, fries, and a vanilla shake. Everything was pretty good but definitely not worth standing in a line for 30 minutes for. The only reason why I stood in line was because there were no more then 5 people waiting when I got there. In my opinion Five Guys > Shake Shack.
I go to the Shake Shack when I make it to our NY office, and I enjoy the burger a little more than 5 guys, but .. it comes with a shake ! And, I only go when the weather is nice and I'm usually first in line. I think I just like the novelty.. and the Shake!!!
post #266 of 330
A chocolate shake is such a great compliment to a burger. Ron, did you know that there is now a Five Guys on the OSU campus?
post #267 of 330
I did.. I went to the USC game... there are a bunch in the C-bus area... amazing.
post #268 of 330
Five Guys at the airport in Washington D.C. The best burgers and fries!!
post #269 of 330
Fat burger is pretty good fast food surprised no one has mentioned it.
post #270 of 330
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Originally Posted by ChicagoRon View Post
I go to the Shake Shack when I make it to our NY office, and I enjoy the burger a little more than 5 guys, but .. it comes with a shake ! And, I only go when the weather is nice and I'm usually first in line. I think I just like the novelty.. and the Shake!!!
It definitely is a novelty but I can't eat a burger without fries, and today I got a shake. By the time you get all of that you are spending like $16 bucks and eating north of 2000 calories. Also, I'm pretty sure there is another Shake Shack on the Upper West side and I'm sure the line is much shorter.
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