If you want to grab a good, quick burger and are anti-fast food, Five Guys Burgers and Fries is your stop. It is a place void of frills that serves up a hamburger or hot dog that satisfies. The location on Founders is very simple, red and white checkerboard plasters the clean interior and large sacks of stacked potato filled bags line the pathway and guide you to the register to order.
But before going any further, nut allergists should beware!! On top of the sacks of potatoes by the entrance is a box full of help yourself, peanuts – to keep customers snacking while they wait to hear their order shouted out. For that reason, and that reason only, you should avoid this location.
But if you can make it past the nut box without a reaction, you’ll notice the simplicity of the menu, which makes the process of ordering faster; in and out. There are both burgers (double stacked patties) and small burgers (singles) to tempt you. For non-burger lovers, there is also a minimal selection of uniquely prepared hot dogs, along with a grilled cheese sandwich, a veggie sandwich and a BLT for some alternatives.
Note that all items are ordered a la carte, so there are no meal deals. Burgers are a separate charge from fries. Fries are likewise a separate charge from the drink. Patrons can expect to spend $10.00 to $15.00 per person, depending on the assembled meal and drink.
They also serve coca cola products to wash down your food. It’s a nice option that they have a pretty fancy, one touch tea dispenser, with selections of Gold Peak tea as a nice alternative to soda.
Burgers and fries took about 10 minutes until our number was heard. What arrived had a very basic presentation, with the double patty, no bun burger packaged in a foil carrier. It also came with a generous helping of fries, mostly contained in a large paper cup.
The the burger was pretty meaty and the taste was good, though it was a little on the greasy side. It was, however, pleasing to see a generous portion of toppings for the bunless burger. The fries were also pretty hearty and had good seasoning.
Overall the burger was filling and it was piled with lots of quality toppings. The taste of the fries was the real winner as they were cooked just right, slightly crispy. We did like the simplicity of the menu but felt that a kids hot dog and/or burger meal could be added to the choices. Finally, the customer service could be injected with a little energy and we’d like to see more smiles. If you’re in the area and hungry, it’s worth a try.
Five Guys Burgers and Fries
Monday – Friday: 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
34 E Allen Street
Castle Rock, CO 80108