Five Guys is an American burger joint made famous by no one else but Obama himself. Supposedly, his favorite place to order a burger
Their concept is to propose fresh burgers with many ingredients that you can choose from to create your own sandwich.
The quality of the products is supposed to be very noticeable, and the burgers are supposed to be delicious, but is all the hype real, or is it just another well-marketed chain?
The Five Guys we will try is located in Disney Village, Chessy, France. To be more precise, it is located outside near Vapiano, which is a good and a bad thing since being outside means it’s easy to order it for delivery but bad because the people coming from the village or park have to go through security checks to eat their food and come back, which means at least two security checks.
I’ve been to multiple Five Guys, and this one is exactly like the one in Bercy Village when it comes to design. It’s pretty much white and red inside.
It’s simple but reminiscent enough of American dining style. The tables and places to sit are pretty much like those in any other fast food chain. This particular venue has a second floor, and the decoration is very minimalistic and retro.
It reminds me of an old newspaper for some reasons; there are even decorations like old pictures and articles on the wall.
The menu at Five Guys is simple but complicated at the same time. They only offer burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, fries, drinks, and milkshakes.
What I mean by complicated is that the typology of offering is straight forward, but the ingredients are what make ordering quite challenging. When I eat a burger, I don’t need to know if there are tomatoes, pickles, or salad inside.
I just ordered my burger, and the best version has already been chosen for me to enjoy without having to think about it.
But at Five Guys, you’ll have to think again about which of the ingredients go with a cheese or a bacon burger.
I’ve personally tried once to put mushrooms in my Burger, and it wasn’t anything worth remembering to be honest.
First things first, some peanuts are available for self-service. Not that you’ll ever have appetizers while waiting for your fatty burger, and yet it’s still a nice touch of authenticity from the franchise.
Fountains of soda are interesting since, with a QR code scanned in the machine, you’ll be greeted with an astounding number of choices.
These are the types of fountains that offer tastes you’ve never tried before. To be honest, so far nothing beats the classics like Coca-Cola, Fanta, or Sprite. But still, it is nice to have proposition give you something special to look forward to every time you come back.
Unlike McDonald’s, Five Guys will give you an unlimited amount of sauce, which is honestly also a good point on their part. Let’s be honest, there is never enough sauce in these single-serving kits.
Now, finally, when it comes to the taste, well. It’s good, but nothing extraordinary. Starting with the French fries, they are well cut, crispy, and not too greasy. Perhaps they lack a bit of salt, but again, if it’s healthy, why not have the option?
One thing to note is that burgers already come with a bag of fries, so there is no need to order more since they are extremely expensive.
So we ordered two classics: one cheese burger and one cheese bacon burger. As for ingredients, we decided to stick with the classic recipe. A cheeseburger with salad, tomato, onions, pickles, and ketchup The bacon burger, with the same veggies but with some barbecue sauce,
The burgers came on a foil sheet of aluminum. They were therefore soggy, and the bun was very easy to break. This is the kind of messy burger you want to indulge yourself with from time to time.
Even if these burgers were decent, the problem is that they are not that tasty. If you took all the ingredients individually and tasted them, you wouldn’t find much flavor. Not even salt or pepper. It’s basically unseasoned, cooked food.
Now the problem with unseasoned food is that no matter how good the quality is, it will never taste as good as well-seasoned food.
The milkshake, which was pretty expensive, Was nothing like a real milk shake; it was basically like most fast food chains, a sort of frozen milk powder with sugar. There’s no taste of real vanilla or real cream in here. It’s not too far from what they served you in a McFleury or McDonald’s ice cream.
7.0 out of 10
In our opinion, Five Guys is far from the best burger joint you can find in France or anywhere else. We’ve tried many other burgers that tasted much better than this one.
If the products and ingredients seem to be of decent quality, the fact that the food is unseasoned and that the burger comes soggy is just a shame.
In our opinion, you would be much better off eating a premium burger at places like Paris New York Burger or even Big Fernand. Chains that offer actually original and refined tasty burgers for a premium price.
This is perhaps the third or fourth time I eat at Five Guys, and I always leave disappointed. It’s not that it is a terrible burger; it’s just that the hype is not real at all.
Address : Zac du Parc et du Centre Touristique, Av. Paul Séramy, 77700 Chessy
Phone : 01 61 10 09 16
Website : https://www.fiveguys.fr
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/FiveGuysFrance/