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  • [Review] Five Guys Burgers and Fries (Cerritos, CA)

    I first heard about Five Guys Burgers and Fries last year in a blog entry by the OC Register's Fast Food Maven. I've been meaning to try them for a while now, and after a Five Guys thread was started in the Main Lounge a couple of weeks ago, I needed one of their burgers. Stat.

    The Cerritos location is 12 miles north west of Disneyland and not that much of a detour for anyone going to/from Disneyland from points north...like me! After a recent visit to the Happiest Place on Earth, I stopped here on the way home (the 5 N to the 91 W).

    SUMMARY
    One of the better burgers I've ever had! It was really, really tasty and Five Guys will be added to the list of potential stops on my Disneyland trips. The customization of toppings is probably their biggest strength. I ordered a Hamburger (two patties) with lettuce, onions, tomatoes, mayo and mustard; regular fries and an iced tea.


    Drink, fries, hamburger


    The regular "Hamburger" comes with two patties. Both were slightly thicker than In-N-Out patties. If you want a single patty, you order a "Little Hamburger". And don't let the squashed bun in the photo above fool you. It was a good hamburger bun and held up well during the meal.

    For my first taste of Five Guys, I went with standard condiment choices. However, you can choose to add all sorts of toppings including grilled mushrooms, jalapeno peppers, green peppers, BBQ sauce, and A-1 Sauce. And most toppings are free. The only options that you pay extra for are cheese and bacon. You can see the full menu here on the Five Guys website.


    The OC Register raved about Five Guys' fries and preferred them to In-N-Out Fries. The fries were yummy, but given a choice, I would pick In-N-Out Fries first. Five Guys also offer Cajun Style fries and provide bottles of malt vinegar if you roll that way (yes, I do).

    I highly recommend Five Guys Burgers. But, any comparison to In-N-Out would have to include VALUE. And in that category, In-N-Out comes out ahead--by a wide margin. My hamburger, fries and soda (in the pictures above) cost a total of $9.39. At that price, Five Guys comes dangerously close to the pricing of "fast casual" establishments rather than "fast food". And with the economy the way it is today, that's a significant gap in price. I think the price takes into account that you could be ordering six or seven toppings with your burger, and yes, an order of fries is larger than In-N-Out's fries. But those higher prices have to be considered.

    I'll close this post with just a few more pictures from my trip to Five Guys Burgers and Fries.


    Last edited by Armadillo4; 02-15-2009, 10:19 PM.

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    Re: Five Guys Burgers and Fries (Cerritos, CA)

    Thanks for this! I've always wondered when we were gonna get one in southern california. Cerritos used to be a regular stomping ground for me so I'll definitely check it out!

    But maybe next week because I gorged on The Hat already this weekend.


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      While the price on Five Guys was definitely higher than In-N-Out, it comes out MUCH cheaper since I have to figure in airfare from South Florida to California, Nevada or Arizona to go to In-N-Out, whereas Five Guys is a few miles from home.

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        Yum! The food looks tasty and different from anyplace that I've seen. I'll be sure not to miss it on my next trip. thanls for the heads up!
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          Re: Five Guys Burgers and Fries (Cerritos, CA)

          Originally posted by mikeland View Post
          While the price on Five Guys was definitely higher than In-N-Out, it comes out MUCH cheaper since I have to figure in airfare from South Florida to California, Nevada or Arizona to go to In-N-Out, whereas Five Guys is a few miles from home.
          :lol:

          Are they in Orlando Mike?

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            Re: Five Guys Burgers and Fries (Cerritos, CA)

            Originally posted by SummerInFL View Post
            Are they in Orlando Mike?
            Yeah ... several locations in Orlando, Miami and even Tampa!

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            • #7
              Re: Five Guys Burgers and Fries (Cerritos, CA)

              Originally posted by mikeland View Post
              Yeah ... several locations in Orlando, Miami and even Tampa!
              Must eat Weight Watchers....Must eat Weight Watchers..

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                Re: Five Guys Burgers and Fries (Cerritos, CA)

                Its amazing how many of these little places exist and nobody knows about them. Like when I lived in Florida. I love Five Star Pizza and Hungry Howies. Few weeks ago I was searching for a Pizza place for my job in LA County and I found a Hungry Howies.. Now if its the same I have no clue. But these little buisness are mangaing to open up in a few places.

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                  Hungry Howies cheese crust is AWESOME!

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                  • #10
                    Re: Five Guys Burgers and Fries (Cerritos, CA)

                    Originally posted by SummerInFL View Post
                    Hungry Howies cheese crust is AWESOME!

                    Thats probably post my time living in Florida.. I loved the steak and cheese sandwiches. I should have ordered them when I went to visit in May.

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                      Re: Five Guys Burgers and Fries (Cerritos, CA)

                      Originally posted by SummerInFL View Post
                      Hungry Howies cheese crust is AWESOME!
                      So much for weight watchers.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Five Guys Burgers and Fries (Cerritos, CA)

                        Originally posted by mikeland View Post
                        So much for weight watchers.
                        Hey she can use her Activity Points on that.. She may only be able to take about 2 bites but it would be worth it.

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                          Re: Five Guys Burgers and Fries (Cerritos, CA)

                          Originally posted by Coheteboy View Post
                          Thanks for this! I've always wondered when we were gonna get one in southern california. Cerritos used to be a regular stomping ground for me so I'll definitely check it out!

                          But maybe next week because I gorged on The Hat already this weekend.
                          You're welcome Coheteboy! I'd definitely be interested in your take on Five Guys.
                          And mmmmmmm. The Hat.

                          Originally posted by mikeland View Post
                          While the price on Five Guys was definitely higher than In-N-Out, it comes out MUCH cheaper since I have to figure in airfare from South Florida to California, Nevada or Arizona to go to In-N-Out, whereas Five Guys is a few miles from home.
                          ROFL! Yeah, that would be one pricey burger!!!

                          Originally posted by mikeland View Post
                          Yeah ... several locations in Orlando, Miami and even Tampa!
                          That's good to know that they're in Orlando too. I'll have to remember that whenever I plan my next Florida trip.

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                            Re: Five Guys Burgers and Fries (Cerritos, CA)

                            Originally posted by mikeland View Post
                            So much for weight watchers.
                            Just because I can't eat it now doesn't mean I don't remember how it tastes.

                            Originally posted by Becka-Lynn View Post
                            Hey she can use her Activity Points on that.. She may only be able to take about 2 bites but it would be worth it.
                            I've been too afraid to look up how many points pizza is, I figure I should just avoid it all together. LOL

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                              Re: Five Guys Burgers and Fries (Cerritos, CA)

                              I went on Sunday to this location. My burger looked a lot more appealing than the photo above (it was well stacked hehe) and it was DELICIOUS. Bacon cheeseburger w/ bbq sauce. Also the spicy fries... not that spicy but RAD. Love it.


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