I wasn’t the only curious Canuck standing in line, senses inundated with the smell of beef patties sizzling on the grill and fresh-cut potatoes crackling in the deep fryer, making us salivate like Pavlov’s puppy, our legs thumping to loud rock’n’roll. (Good rock’n’roll. Paradise-by-a-’72-Chevy-Nova’s-dashboard-lights kind of rock’n’roll.) The place was hopping.
Bottom line: fast and fresh. Five Guys offer a great burger with noticeable flavour, above-average fries and a fun place to stuff your face while listening to classic rock. The only thing that would make food from Five Guys better would be to have the company use Alberta beef and locally grown potatoes, something that Terry Jennings, vice-president of operations of Five Guys Canada alluded to in a National Post article dated November 24, 2009. “We’re looking to source some of our food locally as we grow…We’re looking into getting our potatoes from Taber, Alta. And there’s nothing like Alberta beef.”
If that happens, this very good thing could become even better.
My CBC Edmonton AM restaurant review with host Rod Kurtz can be heard here.