making burgers is actually pretty easy. you get some ground beef (or create a 50/50 burger that’s half-bacon), you maybe add some seasoning to it (or more bacon), and you grill it up (with bacon on top). people have been doing it for years in back yards, town parks, and hole-in-the-wall eateries all across america. but when it comes to getting a really good burger, five guys is pretty damn delicious. but how?
it starts when you walk in the door. you’re welcomed by a lady or gentleman behind the counter with a big “hello” or “how’s it going?”; at my local five guys, my greeter is working the fry station. but it’s not a welcome like you get at moe’s southwest grill which always seems a bit fabricated since everyone in the store yells at you. five guys does it with a little more of a personal touch, and that makes all the difference.
then free toppings come in to play. Continue reading