The name says it all. You want burgers? You want fries? If you answered yes to either question, head on over Five Guys Burgers and Fries.
They keep it simple here. There are two sizes of burger, a single and double (called "little" if it's a single), and you can add bacon and/or cheese. It's not the kind of place that's big on frou-frou options. Your condiment choices however, are plentiful. Mushrooms, green peppers, hot sauce and relish are just a few of the garnishes you can add.
Five Guys also offers hot dogs, to which you may also add the aforementioned combination of both bacon and cheese if you're so daring.
Then there are the fries. You have two options here - regular or large and plain or Cajun. The Cajun is much like seasoning salt with a kick - pretty tasty but high enough in sodium you shouldn't add any yourself. The fries are from fresh potatoes and the "regular" size is a great deal like most establishments' "large." And you can actually see the grease forming at the bottom of the bag they are served in - that is a compliment in fry-language.
The crowd here is mostly Loyola students and faculty. It's a loud place with black and white checkers everywhere complimented by red accents. It's friendly, casual, cheap and clean - what more can you ask for in a burger joint?
Average cost: <$10
Centerstage Reviewer: Christy Bonstell