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Five Guys Burgers and Fries – Sicklerville, NJ

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Five Guys Burgers and Fries
Gloucester Town Center
493 Berlin- Cross Keys Road
Sicklerville, N.J. 08081
Phone: 856-875-5558
Fax: 856-875-5551
Web: www.fiveguys.com
Hours: 11 AM-10PM – 7days Week
Meal: Lunch for two, total cost $18.35
Other reviews: Five Guys in Cherry Hill, NJ

With cabin fever always close at hand, just like the snow and rain forecasts, it was a good day to get out and about for restaurant exploration. Driving down the bumpy and less than scenic Berlin-Cross Keys Road will eventually lead you to the Gloucester Town Center complex. Typical, sadly so, of the suburban sprawl that afflicts southern New Jersey you will find a number of large ” box” stores such as Lowe’s and Target along with others whose names you must know. If you go to the entrance past Lowe’s you will arrive at the drive where there are a couple of eating establishments including Five Guys Burgers and Fries. Now I was recommended to try Five Guys by a work colleague of mine and for that I am grateful.

Through the glass doors you will note that the interior of the establishment itself is bright, with sparking white subway tile walls, accented in firehouse red. Those walls are also adorned with the magazine covers from numerous cities around the country that certainly contain some reference to them. You will also note the “sacks” of potatoes adjoining their counter/cook area complete with a box of shelled peanuts for you to enjoy while your order is freshly prepared.

By way of corporate history the chain opened there first location back in 1986 in Arlington, Virginia…a suburb of Washington, DC. Fast forward to the present time and there are about 400 franchises located in 30 states. You might well ask, and perhaps even yawn, what is so special about a “burger place”. While it is true that the United States is not a deprived country when it comes to “burger places” the true issue is whether or not they are all good “burger places”. In that regard I would place Five Guys Burgers and Fries in a very select top tier. With 19 locations in southern New Jersey, southeastern Pennsylvania plus Wilmington, Delaware it would appear that the firm is doing well. Their folks will also proudly tell you that 200 additional stores are set to open this year. If you are still “on the fence” there are a couple of relevant differentiators to note, including the fact that zero trans fat is used in cooking, only cholesterol free peanut oil. The price for value ratio is excellent and it is a case of “doing what you do best”.

The menu consists of, are you still with me, Famous Burgers, Famous Fries and Drinks. An additional point to keep in mind is that all toppings are free, typically the best form of value, and they include: mayo, pickle relish, onions, lettuce, tomatoes, pickle chips, sautéed mushrooms, ketchup/catsup, fried onions, jalapeno peppers, green peppers, A1 sauce, BBQ sauce and Hot sauce. Individual burger choices appeal to all and include a hamburger at $4.59, cheeseburger at $5.19, little bacon cheeseburger at $4.59, beef kosher hot dog at $3.19 and a veggie or grilled cheese sandwich for $2.59. The fries are Cajun or FiveGuys style with a regular size setting you back for $2.69 and a large for $4.39. The regular size is more than enough for two to share. Coca-Cola products are the exclusive soft drink choices, from a machine that also includes lemonade. Free drink refills of course round out the value proposition!

Your order will be taken by a friendly staff who appear to like what they do. Most likely your order taker will advise the approximate cooking time, i.e. 7-8 minutes. Seating choices include “tall boy” round tables for two, plus regular tables for two or more. I do have to say that the ” tall boy” chairs were a bit ” wobbly” and already plagued with a bad back from snow-shoveling I had to be careful how I moved on the chair. The order was called out with our number in the advertised time frame. My companion had a burger with what seemed like a lot of free toppings. My own selection was the cheeseburger with relish. The burger itself was split into two segments with the cheese, yellow American only is offered, between the two. The bun was of the seeded soft variety and fresh. Five Guys prides themselves on the quality of their ingredients and it shows. Both burgers were juicy and of a suitable temperature to eat, the fries were non-greasy and had a bit o’ kick associated with the Cajun seasonings. It would be very hard to find any ” demerits” for this our first visit. About the only comment I would make is that I had to gently ask one of the staff to turn down the piped in music it was indeed at decibels higher than I could safely handle. Apart from that I certainly would recommend the establishment to all and give it a 3.5 CHEWS.

Lastly, I am also told that internet ordering is going to be rolled out, but not all locations at the same time. So the next time you feel in the mood for a superior burger and fries, why not look up the Five Guys and Burgers in your neck of the woods. Enjoy and safe travels !

Pop Pop’s Score: 3.5 Chews
★★★½☆
Subjective rating: Pop-Pop approved.

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  1. W. Aardsma says:

    Five Guys made it to Prairie Purgatory (“Kansas City”) recently, and I like it. I particularly like having the tons of free peanuts. I think they’ll eclipse Sonic. There are at least two different owners of the franchises here in Prairie Purgatory, and the quality varies.

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