I know you all are excited for this opening on 124th in Totem Lake. How do I know? Because while I was chatting with the owner the other day, Joe Iraqi (above,who also owns the Northgate location) at least 8 people strolled in trying to order a burger. Patience, dear Kirklanders, Monday at 11am is drawing near.
Five Guys prides themselves on making everything fresh to order. The meat is 80/20 beef that is never frozen, huge bags of potatoes sit waiting to be sliced and fried (in cholesterol-free peanut oil), and the secret recipe buns are made at a local bakery. Even the Coca-Cola Freestyle machines mix up your soda on spot- there are over 100 flavors! The menu is simple: burgers (double patties), little burgers (single patty), dogs, sandwiches, fries and drinks. Burgers range fro $3.99-6.99 and all toppings are free. A typical day takes them through 25-30 fifty pound bags of potatoes! That's a lot of fries. And cajun fries..mmm...
Joe said they pride themselves on their customer service and cleanliness. With its white and red checked casual feel and music blaring I could envision the fast-paced friendly environment that will soon take shape there. A large bin of shelled peanuts sits off to the side of the dining area that seats 79, so you can nibble those for free and toss your shells on the floor. My kids and Steve are going to be all over this.
You can order online at www.fiveguys.com and they won't cook your fries until you arrive so they are always fresh. This may be the closest thing to In-N-Out we have here. And it's going to be busy! They've already hired over 40 people and are looking for more. Oh, and how cool-they're glad to do bunless burgers by wrapping in lettuce but I think I might go crazy this week and order mine as the real deal. Just need to save time for an extra workout this week. There is yoga next door..... ;-) ~j