A Note About Five Guys' Buns


#1

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.


#2

I’ve always thought the bun fell apart mostly because of all the toppings.


#3

I only had a problem with bun integrity the first time I went, when I ordered a double. Since then I’ve ordered the single patty–which is practically equivalent to an In-N-Out double anyway–and it’s never been a problem.


#4

re: The Habit

if you have a vegetarian in tow, they serve a Dr. Praegers veggie burger and, for a small upcharge, you can add a generous portion of sliced avocado.

as veggie burgers go, The Habit is damn good especially with the avocado added.


#5

Jesstifer im glad to know you’re on this!

Sort of begs the question who has the best buns?


#6

It’s a good veggie burger although I think Addiction Bistro’s is better.


#7

It’s squishy because they wrap ALL their burgers even if you don’t order them to go. SO annoying. :stuck_out_tongue:

–Dommy!


#8

for buns,
i most like the wheat bun served at THE STAND, in encino.


#9

My favorite one is the brioche bun at the Golden State. I never had a bun that didn’t fall apart at Five Guys…


#10

i didn’t even know that Addiction Bistro served a veggie burger.
now i’ll have to find a way to get there.
thanks for the tip


#11

Bachi Burger Sawtelle. It’s not getting much love here on the board (nor that other board-which-shall-remain-unnamed), but the burgers are well-crafted, delicious, and the burger bun is as good as Golden State’s.


#12

WSG, I’d say one out of three times they will bring the regular menu and the veggie menu. If they don’t, just ask. Also, be specific about what you want on it.


#13

I love them!! :)) They have a FABULOUS Cesar Salad…


#14

Well, it was the Eggslut Buns made by Sugarbloom/Sharon Wang, but they moved to a more reasonably priced bun.


#15

@jesstifer (and I’ve asked for unwrapped as well) says wrapping/unwrapping makes no difference, unlike when you’re trying to not get your gf preggo.

@revets2 your’e here!


#16

Teddy’s Bigger Burgers potato bun is pretty tasty.


#17

wow, I haven’t hit up just yet.

what fucking dope burger is their claim to proverbial fame ???


#18

Burgers are large and can be ordered with a shitload of fucking toppings and the fries are large and very good.

Hey Kevin. It feels kinda good. ;o)


#19

What feels kind of good ???

btw, i’m losing my fucking track here, but midlife, in regference to Five Guys or Bachi Burger ???

btw, I fucking love those Cajun fries from Five Guys.


#20

Oh, nothing. I ALWAYS use expletives in my posts. Haven’t you noticed?

I thought I was responding to your question I read as about 5 Guys.