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Popped in, my first time - just had a shake (too sweet) & fries (too greasy & salty). Visually, burgers just did not look very appealing
Chocolate shakes - thick, rich, and yes: perhaps too sweet for European tastes.

Fries - real fries, cut on site. And yes, they are greasy. That's part of the appeal

Burgers - how could you go to Five Guys and not even try the burgers???



I love this chain in the US and am looking forward to the excuse to head down that way to give this one a try.
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Old 12.08.2020, 12:25
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You went there and did not try - just look at - their main offer? And now judge them?

I've never been in one but your "critics" is not helpful to make a decision.


Went and checked out TCS the other week but left my car home and went on foot .... was not impressed.
I had just eaten actually and shared the fries & shake with family, just out of curiosity.

I have, since, returned and sampled the burgers and I have to say I was pleasently surprised. I am not a fan of the texture of the burger overall (seems a bit too soft/mushy) but the taste was quite good. I like that you can tailor the burger the way you want with a good list of options (I got jalapenos on mine, for example)

So I would ultimately say it is not the best burger I have had much less en Suisse but definitely better than many and would indeed return - even at the high price
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Oh man... I could go for one of these right now...
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Old 12.08.2020, 17:39
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Popped in, my first time - just had a shake (too sweet) & fries (too greasy & salty). Visually, burgers just did not look very appealing

It continues to be a headscratcher for me why this chain landed here, apart from expat interest - is that enough to sustain longevity en Suisse? I am very skeptical

Milkshake too sweet? You know it's made with ice cream, right? Five Guys probably ranks in my top 3 burger, fast food or restaurant. Sure, they don't look the best, but they taste great.
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Old 12.08.2020, 17:50
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Milkshake too sweet? You know it's made with ice cream, right? Five Guys probably ranks in my top 3 burger, fast food or restaurant. Sure, they don't look the best, but they taste great.

You know ice cream can also be too sweet right?
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Old 12.08.2020, 17:58
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You know ice cream can also be too sweet right?
It is always the case for me in the US (except from Jasmin and other Asian ones in SF).

Never had ice-cream in Five Guys but I never order it when we check out fast food places.
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Old 12.08.2020, 18:06
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Milkshake too sweet? You know it's made with ice cream, right?
where the term "cream" comes from the fact that it is made from, wait for it, cream. The fat content is important for a nice smooth ice cream. Oh, and to not forget the malt A real good shake needs malt. Which is also sugar
It is actually the malt which makes it so nice frothy and creamy.
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Old 12.08.2020, 19:40
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You know ice cream can also be too sweet right?
English yogurts are also too sweet - even for the palates of my kids who love eating anything sweet.
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Old 13.08.2020, 07:28
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You know ice cream can also be too sweet right?

I obviously have things to learn about ice cream. I would have thought that the mixture of cream, sugar and eggs would be pretty standard, but then again I'm not a big ice cream eater.
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I obviously have things to learn about ice cream. I would have thought that the mixture of cream, sugar and eggs would be pretty standard, but then again I'm not a big ice cream eater.
Moi non plus. Icecream is a waste in one's stomach space

But I think there are no eggs there.
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Old 13.08.2020, 09:37
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English yogurts are also too sweet - even for the palates of my kids who love eating anything sweet.
American ones as well...when they are not sans fat, sans taste etc
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It is always the case for me in the US (except from Jasmin and other Asian ones in SF).

Never had ice-cream in Five Guys but I never order it when we check out fast food places.
This is virtually true across the board when it comes to the US, everything tastes sweeter (Often times via HFCS)

I rememeber when I was still living in the US and my Suisse wife was having so much difficulty finding ham in a grocery store that wasn't sweetened with honey or some alternative. I thought she was exaggerating but then quickly realized it's quite common actually. And that's just ham
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Old 13.08.2020, 09:43
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I'm still waiting for them to open their Zürich location. Last news I can find is from October last year.
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This is virtually true across the board when it comes to the US, everything tastes sweeter (Often times via HFCS)

I rememeber when I was still living in the US and my Suisse wife was having so much difficulty finding ham in a grocery store that wasn't sweetened with honey or some alternative. I thought she was exaggerating but then quickly realized it's quite common actually. And that's just ham
So true. Home baked honey coated sweet&sour ham is awesome but that weird caramelized store bought stuff is just sugar rush inducing after one bite!

I got a birthday cake once there, a chocolate chip/mint icecream cake. It was such an overkill with the icing and all, and it was 2ft large, so pretty much a European wedding cake I felt really ungrateful for having a trouble imagining eating a plate of it but I did it (US portions are also for 3 people). Each bite was like a dence sweet candy. They know how to party there and food is a huge part if it...but it killed me. People give me big portions also because of my natural weight, it is pita there.

Also at bufets - nobody understood why I am not piling stuff on my plate. But I do miss the joyfull lighthearted "let's eat and be happy" aporoach a bit here, where you reconsider every bit of 0.30fr ketchup trimming

But the sugar content in all, meats, yoghurts, stirfries, sauces - the weight problem in the US is logical, it is almost unavoidable to a certain extent if one doesn't want to stick out too much.

US fastfood joints are more reasonable in Europe.
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US fastfood joints are more reasonable in Europe.
US fastfood in Europe are just versions of US fast food, that's why. Man, there's a burger chain I used to go to in Denver and i cannot remember what it was called. Bob's Burgers? Amazing.
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Old 14.08.2020, 08:09
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Moi non plus. Icecream is a waste in one's stomach space

But I think there are no eggs there.
Just goes to show.....
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Moi non plus. Icecream is a waste in one's stomach space

But I think there are no eggs there.
Depends on the type of ice cream you are making but the traditional recipe is basically a thick custard, which requires the use of eggs. However, just as there is powdered custard, other thickening agents can be used. I did once attempt an ice cream without a thickening agent but it basically just became a very hard block of flavoured cream.

For sorbet, you obviously don't need eggs, my favourite variation is watermelon-lime sorbet with finely chopped Japanese mint leaves - very refreshing.
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Old 14.08.2020, 09:51
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my favourite variation is watermelon-lime sorbet with finely chopped Japanese mint leaves - very refreshing.
OMG, that sounds amazing! Where?
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It’s a burger joint, why would anyone expect a burger joint to serve alcohol?
McDonalds does, BK too.

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Re: Five Guys

In 2011 I did 3 Five Guys in London...at handover, they were bringing trainee staff that used me and my workers as laboratory mice for them burgers...burgers are not my meal, but because I get lazy to go anywhere else I eat them at that time... I didn't eat fast food chain meal for last 8 years...If y go fast food, it is Italian stone oven pizza with a glass of Chasselas and fruit gelato at the end...
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