The official name of Five Guys is “Five Guys Burgers and Fries,” and it is a fast food restaurant that was opened by one couple in the United States in 1986. Under the initiative of Hanwha Galleria, it landed in Korea. The menu consists of hamburgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, shakes, and drinks. The biggest feature of Five Guys is that they use peanut oil in every item. To exemplify this, when you enter the store, you can see boxes of peanuts all around the store. If you look at the menu, there are four types of hamburgers, and the number of patties is divided into small and normal. The most special thing about this place is that all 15 sauces and toppings for the burger can be added for free, so you can customize the burger based on your taste. The basic methods are “All the Way” and “Everything,” which adds all the toppings. In the case of French fries, there are the standard Five Guys style and Cajun style. One of the attractions of Five Guys is that the French fries are overflowing the bag. If you order a sandwich from Five Guys, you should be aware that this is just a hamburger without the patty.
Pharos reporters ordered four hamburgers, two milkshakes, and two small-sized fries. First, we ate a bacon cheeseburger with grilled onions and mushrooms added to the “Everything” option. There were so many sauces that the clerk double-checked when taking orders. We were worried that some ingredients might taste bad because all ingredients were included together in the Everything option, but it was a burger that tasted rich and satisfying because the taste of the burger ingredients makes your mouth come alive. The second time, we tried a bacon burger but we did not opt for “All the Way” and “Everything”. It was true that some of the ingredients were missing, so we felt that it was a little lacking. However, we were still happy that we could make burgers with ingredients that suit our taste. Finally, we had a cheeseburger with added relish ordered “All the Way”, which contains the most basic ingredients. In “All the Way”, you could feel the delicate taste of the meat, unlike with the “Everything” option. We can describe it as a tasty burger without being heavy.
-The Best Combination of Shakes-
➊ SNICKERS flavor = chocolate + peanut butter + salted caramel➋ Strawberry and banana flavor = milkshake + strawberry + banana
* If you’re going to order French fries, dip them in a shake! You can experience a different taste from the one you ate with ketchup!
-The Best Combination of Hamburgers-
➊ Hamburgers with grilled mushrooms and onions added to “everything”: Grilled mushrooms and grilled onions enhance the flavor of the burgers! Ask for all of the sauces when you order “Everything”. You can feel the richness of the hamburgers in your mouth!
➋ Hamburger with BBQ sauce and jalapenos added to “all the Way”: The sweet and spicy taste of BBQ sauce and the jalapenos’ spiciness will make the patty taste less greasy!
Reporter Lee Hyeon Seo (★★★☆☆) : When I visited the store and saw a lot of people, I could see its popularity. On the other hand, I don’t know if the food warrants this popularity. Of course, customization and the use of fresh ingredients are great advantages, but considering the price and waiting time, I don’t think it had much of an advantage over cheap brands in Korea.
Cub Reporter Kim Jae Seok (★★★★☆) : I think that it is a good value for the price, considering that you can add as many toppings as you want and they give plenty of French fries. I think it’s unique that you can customize your food and try various flavors. If the store expands quickly, it will be a satisfying meal.
Following Shake Shack and Super Duper, Five Guys has finally made its way to Korea. The market share of existing Korean burgers seems to be replaced by American burgers now. In particular, since most hamburgers are more expensive than existing ones sold in Korea, attention should be paid to whether the premium hamburger trend in Korea will continue. In addition, future moves are expected for Five Guys’ growth, which aims to open 15 stores within five years. If you want to experience a new burger, visit Five Guys!
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