Five Guys a fresh change from frozen fare

Five Guys Burgers and Fries has created a buzz in the Tallahassee eatery scene bringing in a wide range of people from young to old and students to professionals. Located on Thomasville Road, across from the Regal Miracle Theater, Five Guys is open from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. seven days a week. The menu is traditional Americana, starting with hamburgers, hotdogs, and, of course, French fries. They even cater to vegetarians and people with strict religious dietary habits by making a veggie burger and kosher style hotdog. Items on the menu are a little pricy but affordable for the average college student. The most expensive offering is the bacon cheeseburger at $5.89. The unique thing about the menu is the wide variety of free toppings, including mayo, relish, onions, grilled onions, lettuce, pickles, tomatoes, grilled mushrooms, ketchup, mustard, jalapeno peppers, green peppers, A-1 sauce, barbecue sauce, and hot sauce. These lofty choices give the strictest hamburger connoisseur something to palette. Heading to the back of the kitchen, patrons will not see any freezers because the food is prepared daily. Five Guys uses fresh ground beef for their burgers, fresh sausages for their hotdogs and freshly shaven potatoes for their fries. Fries come in two varieties cajun and Five Guys Style (regular).On the outside, the food looks greasy and unhealthy, however, all of their food has zero artificial trans fats. Even the fries are pan-cooked in peanut oil and have no cholesterol. Diners can taste the freshness of the food every time they bite into their meal without the guilt.The food is exceptionally good and the portions are large and plentiful.After leaving the restaurant you are guaranteed to leave with a full stomach and very satisfied conscience. It is a nice alternative to on-campus dining and a good place to go on a date or outing with friends.The restaurant definitely gets two thumbs up.