It was Wils who told us that Five Guys opened their second outlet. And I knew it was where we wanted to bring the boys to because they love burgers. OK fine … they don’t like that mum and dad always brings them to Asian restaurants.
This time I did not tell them where we were going out for dinner. I just told them it is a long drive and that we are going to Surrey.
“Surrey?!?” they both exclaimed, knowing Surrey is the direction to the Canada-US border.
“Yeah” I said, “not only Surrey … it’s SOUTH Surrey”.
And then I had to get lost on the way. The iPhone battery died and I was relying on that for navigation. So, I went round and round until I found 160th Street. To them it was not funny. 🙂
I had never been to this part of the world before. I mean, I drove past this place on the way to the US border crossing. I am just impressed how built up this whole place is. They have every big box stores you can think of.
When we arrived, they were happy to see that it’s a burger joint. At least it is not another Asian restaurant after driving so far.
Have you ever seen the video above before? It is not surprising that Obama goes to Five Guys for burgers since Arlington (minutes away from Washington DC is the where Five Guys first started.
Anyway, take note of Obama’s order number at about 1:20 into the video.
For a supposedly upscale burger restaurant, the decor is a bit sparse. The whole theme is blood red and white with double checkered motifs.
Like in most Five Guys restaurants, they stack bags and bags of potatoes and boxes of peanut oil in the dining area.
Unlike other burger places, they have free peanuts which is stacked inconspicuously on the boxes of peanut oil. They are meant for you to snack on while you wait for the burger to be made. I think it is a good idea.
The peanuts are salted. Nice but I had better, crunchier ones. Am not complaining though since they are free … sort of.
Click on the image above to enlarge the menu. It is a very simple menu … but kind of expensive.
You get either the plain hamburger, with cheese and/or bacon. The standard size is double patties. The “little” ones are single patties.
It is the toppings that is kind of wild. They have 15 to choose from and they are free with the burger.
The ones that they call “All The Way” includes Mayo, Lettuce, Pickles, Tomatoes, Grilled Onions, Grilled Mushrooms, Ketchup and Mustard.
Then there are the “Everything” which also includes Relish, Onions, Jalapeno Peppers, Green Peppers, A1 Sauce, BBQ Sauce and Hot Sauce.
I don’t know about you, but for me it is too much to think over each and everyone … same goes for Suanne. We just ask for EVERYTHING. Arkensen and Nanzaro is more adept in choosing the toppings. They just choosed 4 types of toppings. I just had to tell them “get everything, they’re free”.
So the above is our order. Four burgers, a large fries and drinks came up to $45. I dunno … I find it expensive for burgers.
Oh remember I asked you to remember Obama’s order number? Well, his number is … (more…)