Commentary

November 8, 2012

Five Guys Burgers & Fries

Around town, dining and attractions

Cpl. Aaron Diamant
Desert Warrior Staff

The other day, I had the pleasure of visiting Five Guys for lunch. I went in a little after 1 p.m., so I pretty much had the place to myself, which was nice.

The burgers are made to order while you watch, with your choice of myriad toppings and condiments. There are no strangely-named or themed burgers, you just tell them exactly what you want and they put it on, which is nice and simple. The burgers are tasty and filling, truly a pleasure to eat, but on my burger connoisseur’s scale, rated only slightly above average for a fast food joint. I added bacon to mine, because I’m a man and bacon makes everything better, even doughnuts! (Look for an article on that in the future.)

If you go by yourself, or even with one or two other people, only get one regular order of fries, they’re huge! I opted for the Cajun seasoned fries, and they were simply delightful. They came out hot, and well seasoned. They really hit the spot, and the large portion made for a nice snack later too. If peanuts are more your style, they’re free to munch on while you wait, but don’t fill up on them, the portion sizes of this place are big, even by American standards.

What really peaked my interest was their brand new, touch screen soda machines. They have all of your favorite Coca-Cola products, plus an interesting twist.

You can add flavor shots to your soda, water or juice choice. So many choices, my mind was blown for a few minutes trying to decide. The manager told me there were over 130 different combinations available from the machine. One hundred and thirty. I went with peach-flavored Sprite. It looked interesting, and I wasn’t disappointed.

Being a native Californian, I grew up on In-N-Out Burger, which is conveniently across the street. I don’t think anything will ever be able to replace an animal-style Double-Double for me, but in Yuma anyway, Five Guys is definitely a close second. Since Yuma’s only semblance to a gourmet burger is the overpriced Burgers and Beer,

The only drawback: a bacon cheeseburger, Cajun fries and a large drink cost me almost $14. That’s for one person to eat. Granted, there are plenty of fries to share if you go with someone else, but still, $14 for a fast food lunch is bordering absurd. For half the price at most other fast food burger joints, I think I can put up with a regular Dr. Pepper and a ridiculously-named burger.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
Courtesy photograph

POW recalls ‘hidden treasure’ in lessons learned

Courtesy photograph Retired Col. Lee Ellis, a prisoner of war who spent five and a half years in the “Hanoi Hilton” during the Vietnam War, spoke at the Air Force Academy’s National Character and Leadership Sy...
 
 
aafes

Drivers continue to find road bumpy after answering automobile ads

An individual or individuals claiming to be “Exchange Inc.” have been placing advertisements in auto magazines and commercial newspapers, leading Army & Air Force Exchange Service shoppers to believe they’...
 
 

The not-so-great American gun-grab

YUMA, Ariz. – In the wake of a recent tragedy, everyone from politicians to the talking heads in the media to the average Joe on the street has been talking about gun control. So far, the one measurable result of all this talk has been an explosion in the sales of firearms people fear may...
 

 

Listening to Superiors

There is something to say about a lower enlisted Marine with an opinion, and that is they should have a limited one especially when time is of the essence. For most young Marines in the Corps words like, “We don’t pay you to think,” have been said to them on more than one occasion. There...
 
 

5 Questions: Lt. Daniel Chung

1.) What services do chaplains offer to military personnel? We offer spiritual guidance and advice but also counseling. So if Marines or Sailors come in with marriage problems or stress at work they can come and speak with a chaplain. Some of us have professional degrees but most don’t so it’s not like talking to...
 
 

Chaplain’s Corner: Christmas

What is Christmas to you? For me it is my favorite time of the year! As a Christian, I do celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. The greatest gift the world has ever or will ever receive. But, not everyone believes as I do. So, what does Christmas mean to you? Too me, I love...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin