Saturday, September 3, 2016

Five Guys Burgers

Five Guys Burgers: A Restaurant Review
By: “H.D.”
From the Corporate Website:

The Five Guys Story

Five Guys has been a Washington, DC area favorite since 1986 when Jerry and Janie Murrell offered sage advice to the four young Murrell brothers: "Start a business or go to college."The business route won and the Murrell family opened a carry-out burger joint in Arlington, Virginia.
Under the guidance of Jerry and Janie, the Murrell family served only hand-formed burgers cooked to perfection on a grill along with fresh-cut fries cooked in pure peanut oil. The little burger joint quickly developed a cult-like following. Press paid attention. Customers voted the burger"#1" in the metro area.
During the 1980's and 1990's the Murrell family perfected their simple system. Five Guys was The Place to get a fresh, juicy burger with all the toppings you could stuff between fresh-baked buns. A fifth brother was born and, as their family grew, so did their business. Four more restaurants with sit-down seating were added to accommodate the growing clientele.
Early in 2003 Jerry and Janie, together with the five"guys" began offering franchise opportunities. In just under 18 months, Five Guys Enterprises sold options for over 300 units. The overwhelming success of franchising a local restaurant made national news with articles in trade publications such as Nation's Restaurant News, Restaurant Business Magazine, and the Franchise Times.
Now, over 20 years after Five Guys first opened, there are over 1,000 locations nationwide and over 1500 units in development. Five Guys continues to receive media attention and has grown a cult-like following around the world
We have never gone to Five Guys Burgers in Florence. It has been open for years, but for some reason, we have never gone.  Recently a friend had invited us to go so we went on a Friday Night. We arrived at around 7:30 PM that night. There was a crowd but there were several tables available.
Looking over the menu showed that there were many, many combinations on how to get your Burger. You have a choice of a Little or Big Burger. I decided on the Big Burger with Barbeque Sauce, Cheese, Mustard, Ketchup and Pickles. A Large fries rounded out the meal. Sitting down at a table, we saw that peanuts are available for the guests. We got some and they were very tasty.
Our food was ready shortly thereafter.  Now, I am a Burger Connoisseur. Unwrapping the Burger, I observed there was a perfect amount of the items ordered for the Burger, just right, but not dripping off. Biting into the Burger, the flavor flowed over my Taste Buds. This is a good Burger. I really enjoyed the Cheeseburger. The fries were good also.
So, if you are looking for a good Burger go by Five Guys. There are so many variations that you can get. Of course, no restaurant is 100% good. The only down side I have is I thought it was a little costly. Overall I would rate the trip a solid 90% out of 100. Try it; I think you will like it.
  • Hamburger
  • Cheeseburger
  • Bacon Burger
  • Bacon Cheeseburger
  • Little Hamburger
  • Little Cheeseburger
  • Little Bacon Burger
  • Little Bacon Cheeseburger
  • Kosher Style Hot Dog
  • Cheese Dog
  • Bacon Dog
  • Bacon Cheese Dog
  • Veggie Sandwich
  • Cheese Veggie Sandwich
  • Grilled Cheese
  • Bacon Lettuce Tomato Sandwich
Note: Veggie Sandwiches do not contain veggie burger patties.
  • Five Guys Style
  • Cajun Style
Our fries are cooked in pure, no cholesterol, tasty peanut oil! 


Five Guys Florence Blvd

Phone: (256) 349-2058
Pickup Hours: 10:30AM to 10:00 PM


  1. wow - unlimited ketchup AND mustard

  2. We moved from NoVA/DC to Florence, and we were very happy to see the Five Guys! I lived not far from the original FF located in Alexandria, burgers ever!