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Five Guys vs. In-N-Out

Way overpriced burgers: Guys

Family of four average cost (burger, fries, drink):
Guys: $35 (and that's sharing 1 large fries)
In-n-Out: $21 (and that's sharing 2 fries)

Taste: In-n-Out by a landslide.

Sep 12, 2011
coronakidz in Chains

five guys burger sucks

LOL...I'd hardly call just getting fries an acceptable way to "fill up" but to each their own. That simply would not entice me to keep coming back. BTW, for $3 you can get two orders of fries at In-n-Out which I think would be about the same (if not more) fries.

Oh, and to comment on your post asking how we spent close to $40. It was rather easy and we definitely did not go overboard. I think the 4 burgers came to around $23 (insane), 1 large fries for almost $4 (which we all shared and really INSANE), 4 small drinks for $8 (enormously insane). That's $35 plus tax or almost $40 (outrageously INSANE). Yes, I suppose we could have gone without drinks and asked for water but to me the fact that you would even need to do this tells me the place is clearly a huge ripoff.

I refuse to support places like Five Guys that overcharge you for no apparent reason.

Sep 12, 2011
coronakidz in Chains

five guys burger sucks

...and much more expensive. You conveniently forgot to mention that. You can't compare a place like Red Robin or Islands to Five Guys because Five Guys does not have servers. That's like comparing apples to oranges. In-n-Out is the closest thing to it and is WAY better and costs HALF the price. I certainly hope this burger joint fails miserably on the West coast.

Aug 17, 2011
coronakidz in Chains

five guys burger sucks

Yes, it's a ripoff. Our family of four could go to the sit down Islands (where you have a server) and spend about the same price. The Island burgers are also 10 million times better. Charging almost $40 for a fast food type restaurant is simply WAY too expensive.

Aug 17, 2011
coronakidz in Chains

five guys burger sucks

I couldn't agree more! A Five Guys restaurant recently opened up in Corona, CA and I decided to take my family there to try it out. When I saw the prices I couldn't believe it! $5 to $7 for a burger? Almost $3 for a regular fries?? Add in expensive drinks and the total for my family came to $35! That's INSANE. My thought was that these better be exceptional burgers. The burgers were no better than a premium burger at McDonald's which is half the price. I kid you not. I also couldn't believe that they just used crappy American cheese and it wasn't even melted all the way. We did enjoy the Cajun fries but for $3 they were still way too expensive.

Besides the outrageous prices for mediocre burgers, the one thing that really floored me was the fact that they refused to accommodate certain requests. For example, I wanted to buy the large fries but I asked if I could have half Cajun and half regular. The respones was that they can't do that. Huh? Second, my wife enjoys the protein burgers at In-n-Out and she asked if they could just wrap the burger in lettuce. Again, the response was a resounding no. The cashier had the audacity to say "...just take off the bun." This is NOT good customer service.

My family will be sticking with the far better and far less expensive In-n-Out. It costs us about HALF the price and the burgers are way better in my opinion. Five Guys will not be getting any more business from me. I can't understand why this burger restaurant is so popular on the East coast. It truly baffles me. Perhaps they've been hypnotized by the free peanuts.

Aug 17, 2011
coronakidz in Chains