Kumas still has the best burgers in the city hands down but for quick grill style burgers 5 Guys isn’t so bad at all. Sorry you had such a rotten experience!]]>
Their burgers may not compare to places like Ray’s Hell Burger in VA, In-N-Out, or Cheeseburger Baby in Miami, but it makes for a very good Tier-2 burger.]]>
I’ve eaten at two of them recently– the Clybourn one and one in Wisconsin– and the Clybourn was very close to my memory of DC, high quality, slightly generic. The Wisconsin one was like 80% of that, with a dollop of Hardee’s mixed in. So I do think the franchises are variable (or hell, the days of the week are variable) but I’ll tell you, having eaten so many frozen hockey puck burgers in Chicago over the years, the appeal of fresh-ground beef, even if cooked only half as well as it should be, is pretty obvious.
The fries are definitely overrated, though. Better exist all over town, though of course, worse exist even more all over town.]]>
Don’t judge all Five Guys by that franchise, though. Unless I’ve just been really lucky and scored a winning one.]]>