It seems like every fast food joint has a secret menu these days, and one of our favorite burger spots, Five Guys, is proving to be no different. The seemingly simple Five Guys menu of burgers and two kinds of fries is actually way more expansive than you think — if you know what to order.
Thanks to Thrillist, Reddit, and some Instagrammers who posted photographic evidence of their secret menu orders and menu item hacks, the Five Guys menu is now our oyster.
Five Guys will make a patty melt-style burger for you, which is actually just a grilled cheese with a burger patty inside. Genius, no?
Ratherbeshopping.com reported that the “Presidential Burger” originated in D.C. during the Obama administration, and this was rumored to be our favorite commander-in-chief's order: a cheeseburger with lettuce, tomato, jalapeño peppers, and mustard.
Thrillist wrote that at Five Guys you can hack an In-N-Out Double Double by ordering a cheeseburger with extra cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles, and grilled onions. Replicating the In-N-Out sauce is a little more complicated: Order mayo, relish, and ketchup in to-go cups and mix them together to make the sauce.
There’s also the “Quintuple Down,” which is two bunless little bacon cheeseburgers, a grilled cheese with bacon, and two hot dogs (just to raise the likelihood of heart failure); and the “Breaking Windy City Dog” meant to mimic a Chicago-style hot dog that’s been “dragged through the garden” — i.e., with all the veggies.
“Steak Frites” can be ordered with a bun-less hamburger and A.1. steak sauce and fries, and there’s even the healthy-ish “burger bowl” created by an Instagram fitness blogger. The “bowl” (served in a to-go container) is comprised of two bacon cheeseburger patties, extra bacon, pickles, grilled onions, green peppers, mustard, and mayo.
Yes, the secret menu ranges from simple to extensive. However, Five Guys servers want you to know that they may not always know what secret menu item you’re talking about. “We can't pull out our phones on the line and look up secret menu items,” wrote Reddit user Happyeventer. “If you want something ‘secret’ make sure you know how to order it i.e. grilled cheese with two patties and add onions, jalapeños etc...”
So if you’re ordering something complicated like the “Dyers Filthy Diablo Knockoff” (a cheeseburger with extra-extra cheese, mustard, pickles, raw onions, salt, and pepper, plus a hot dog with no bun) you’re going to need to come prepared with a list of ingredients.
“And please, for the love of everything that is good,” the Five Guys employee and Reddit user wrote, “PLEASE don't throw complicated secret menu items at us when we are in a lunch or dinner rush.”
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