Until today, I had not taken the opportunity to eat at Five Guys Burger or Graffiti Burger. We were debating which one we should go to. So as a good friend of mine once said, "When given two options, take the third." So we got both.
Keegan went to Graffiti Burger and I went to Five Guys. We decided to get a cheeseburger with ketchup, mayo, mustard, lettuce and tomato plus a regular sized fry. We parted ways and met back up after my flight from western Dublin got back in.
The bag on the left is Five Guys and the right is Graffiti. The Five Guys has fry grease on the bag and the Graffiti bag has "We have tasty buns!" written on the side. That or the grease on the Graffiti bag randomly spelled words.
Looking in the top of the Five Guys bag, you see a bunch of fries scattered. This is done on purpose at the store. When your order is complete, they put the wrapped burger in, a cup of fries and they dump a small container of fries in on top of everything.
The Graffiti fries are contained in another bag. Here's what they looked like:
So we unbagged the bags to see the contents. First Five guys:
Bag with grease
Burger in foil
Fries in cup
Extra fries (on company plate)
3 - 4 napkins
Bag with marker (or magic grease)
Plastic container with burger inside
Pickle spear wrapped in wax paper
A bazillion ketchup packets
Receipt with Keegan's name spelled Kigean
One thing that I heard about Five Guys was that they were expensive. They were not cheap, but Graffiti and Five Guys were about the same price, both around $8.50 for the burger and fries.
Here is the Five Guys burger cut open:
Here is the Graffiti burger cut open:
Both burgers weighed exactly the same at around 12 ounces. (I think... I have to double check this number with Kigeeane tomorrow.)
Here are your heroes:
NOM NOM NOM NOM:
Five Guys won hands down. It all came down to the meat. Five Guys was more savory. There was definitely meatier, richer taste with Five Guys. Keieganne agreed.
But wait... what about those fries? Graffiti took honors in the fry department. They cooked their fries a bit longer and their taste edged out Five Guys. But not enough for me to stop at two places to get my lunch.
Five Guys wins. I have to admit that I went in thinking that Five Guys was going to be overpriced and under quality, but I was wrong.