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Review: Five Guys food tasty but pricey

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A Five Guys franchise is located at 623 E. Grand River Ave. in East Lansing.  Photo from Five Guys website

Michael Leek

Three and a Half Stars

By Michael Leek
Sports Editor

Five Guys has been one of the country's most famous burger restaurant chains since 1986. The price has increased over the years, but the quality remains the same.

I recently visited the Five Guys location at 623 E. Grand River Ave. in East Lansing; in the heart of the Michigan State University campus.

The first thing I noticed when I walked in the door was the smell of grease and fries. The store has free peanuts near the register for customers to take.

As I scanned through the menu and noticed the prices, I immediately thought about customers who are college students, because it is on a college campus. The high prices made a huge impression during my experience.

I ordered a bacon cheeseburger with ketchup, mustard and onions (the condiments are free), an order of Cajun fries and a fountain drink. The total of the food was $21.91. After adding on a 5 percent tip, my final bill was $23.01.

This price for a burger, fries and a drink was costly to me, although I did not order the cheapest items on the menu.

It only took around seven minutes to receive my food. I did not dine in because the small parking lot has parking meters.

On the way home, I started eating the Cajun fries in the car and they were really good. If you like a little bit of seasoning on your fries, I would highly recommend them. By the time I got home, the fries were gone.

The burger itself was a pretty good size. It had great flavor and was very filling.

If you are on a diet and or track your calories, this might not be a very good place for you. After counting all my calories it was a little over 1400 calories, which is more than half of my daily goal.

The food was delicious and it will keep you full for a long time, but the price is very off-putting. I would not recommend eating at Five Guys if you are on a budget.

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