During a cross border shopping stint, we stopped for lunch at Five Guys Burgers and Fries in Bellingham, Washington.


This is a franchise chain, serving simple classic hamburgers and french fries, using fresh ingredients.  Nothing frozen, no heat lamps, everything made to order.  Looking at the menu



I ordered a cheese burger for myself, while my lunch companions ordered a hot dog, and a bacon burger. After ordering we helped ourselves to the complimentary peanuts

After about 15 minutes, our order came up.  This burger is a quarter pound ground beef patty, cooked on a grill top, served on a soft white sesame seed bun with a slice of processed cheese.  A burger order can pile on all the toppings you wish.  I opted for lettuce, tomatoes, grilled onions, green peppers, ketchup, and mustard.



The burger was very good, with lots of beef flavor, still juicy.

We shared a “little” order of fries



In spite of being labeled “little”, this is actually a pretty large serving of fries (so how large is a “large”?).  These are freshly chipped Idaho russet potatoes, twice cooked in peanut oil, and seasoned with salt or Cajun spices (we had a little of both on this one order).

By comparison to other made-to-order burger joints, this is a really fresh, really good classic burger, at a reasonable price.

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