I am amazed that we’ve been here for a couple of weeks now, and there isn’t an In N Out vs Five Guys vs. whomever thread. This isn’t intended to be that, but it does pertain.
I like 'em all, although my current fave is The Habit. But I’d noted that most people who don’t like 5 Guys complain about the bun. The prevailing theory is that because each 5 Guys burger is wrapped in foil and stuffed in a bag, even when it’s to be eaten immediately, that the bun gets steamed and comes out squishy.
So when I went there a couple of days ago, I asked them to simply not wrap the burger before handing it off to me, which they happily did.
It didn’t make a difference. Still squishy. Perhaps it’s that it’s not toasted as much as In-N-Out, or perhaps it’s just a squishier dough.
Now you know.