When you reach my age, you have pretty much eaten every burger possible and nothing surprises you any more…
Clearly, if you think every burger is the same, you are yet to dine at a Five Guys restaurant!
Doing what they do best ‘Burger and Fries’ there really is no reason to mess with perfection. One bite of my bacon cheeseburger and I was hooked. I had scoffed at a comment stating ‘heaven in a brown paper bag’… oh how wrong I was!
Five Guys at the Trafford Centre has been open just less than a month now and everything is still pristine and new. All the staff are very friendly and smiley which is just what you need when attempting to navigate the Trafford Centre. Conveniently located in the downstairs section of The Orient, to the left hand side of the main doors, you can quickly run in, grab your burger and run back out again… if you haven’t the energy you could simply stroll!
Everything screams fast, from the red and white colours to the ease in which you can order your food – however the difference is… your burger is cooked right then and there for you. They aren’t waiting, they are cooked fresh to your specific requirements.
With several burgers to choose from including normal, cheese, bacon, bacon and cheese, the choices do not stop there. You are then faced with many toppings (free) to choose from to load your glorious burger up even further.
The drinks machine… it has to be done! You can choose from over 100 flavours – Coke, Lime Coke, Cherry Coke, Peach… arrrrgh I can’t even remember there were so many… Val, the lovely manager who looked after us was a tad disappointed that we plumped for normal Coke… I will attempt something radical next time though!
It’s all about the food though and knowing the burger patties are made fresh, by hand with fresh roll stamped prime beef every single day, is an absolute winner. The burgers are mouth wateringly delicious – to the point that my Mini Me ate all of hers and still wanted more. Normally she needs encouragement to finish a burger but not this time. If the kids are happy, the parents are happy!
The chips – oh my days – my recommendation would be to order the small portion as what you do not realise is even though the cartons look small, the lovely Five Guys staff also chuck an extra shovel full in your brown paper bag! They are absolutely delicious though and the potatoes are chipped up and cooked in peanut oil – perfectly crispy and utterly tasty. The cajun fries are awesome too for something a little different!
Five Guys is definitely a family friendly restaurant I will eat in again – kids are welcomed with open arms and the pictures our trio drew were then stuck up on a board to showcase their artistic talents.
Fast food, with a difference – you cannot beat fresh meat and the burgers are divine – I still stand by my comment that if I could eat there every day and not put on weight I would!
So… heaven in a brown paper bag? You bet!