If you're a burger fan - and who isn't - then you've probably heard of 5 Guys.
Well, I'm a burger fan but had never heard of - much less visit - 5 Guys until yesterday.
A friend and I stopped in at the 5 Guys at The Shops at Midtown Miami, 3401 N. Miami Ave.
This is hamburger heaven without distractions. As simple and as basic and no frills as it gets. To say 5 Guys is unpretentiousness would be an understatement.
For the uninitiated, the menu at 5 Guys is pretty simple. Hamburgers, hot dogs and french fries.
Oh, and big boxes of in the shell peanuts which are free!
The 5 Guys "mission statement" is also simple:
I ordered a little bacon cheeseburger and shared a large order of french fries with my friend. The fries arrived in a large brown sack liberally spotted with grease, which as we all know is a sign that you're in for a fine dining experience!
There are over 250,000 possible ways to order a burger at Five Guys. We use only fresh, never frozen, ground beef. There are no freezers in Five Guys locations, just coolers. Nothing is ever frozen. We use only Peanut oil. We use only Idaho potatoes. Our menu is trans-fat free.
There are half a dozen of these places in South Florida including one that's soon to open at 15th and Washington (at the old "Dogma" store) on Miami Beach, which ironically, is just across the street from South Beach mainstay Cheeseburger Baby.
Can you say "cheeseburger wars?"