HolyCoast: A Little Burger Heaven is Coming to Mission Viejo

Monday, September 12, 2011

A Little Burger Heaven is Coming to Mission Viejo

From the Mission Viejo Dispatch:
Five Guys Burgers & Fries has filed a petition with the City to locate in the former La Jolla Bank at the corner of Alicia and Charlinda in the L.A. Fitness Center.

Five Guys is a franchise chain of award-winning restaurants featuring a simplified menu similar to In and Out restaurants. Customers can order “all the way” which means with ketchup, mustard, mayo, lettuce, pickles, tomatoes, grilled onions, and grilled mushrooms. Also available without charge are jalapeno peppers, green peppers, relish, steak sauce, Bar-B-Q sauce, and hot sauce.
There's not much better in the whole world than a Bacon Cheeseburger "all the way".  Plus, you get free peanuts to eat while you're waiting for your food to be ready.

And this story from five days ago:
More than 6,000 people took part in Zagat’s annual fast food survey, with McDonald’s taking home the title of Best Fries, Best Breakfast Sandwich and several others, but a smaller chain took home the title of Best Burger.

According to the survey, Five Guys Burgers and Fries was rated the Best Burger, with McDonald’s coming in at the No. 5 spot. In-N-Out Burger, Wendy’s and Burger King also placed higher than McDonald’s in the category.
For many years my wife's favorite burger was In-N-Out. That was true until during a trip to Northern California last year we tried our first Five Guys burger. There was no comparison.

Back in February we were on our way to Las Vegas and stopped at an In-N-Out for lunch. Both of us took a couple of bites and said how disappointed we were after eating at Five Guys several times. We've never been back to In-N-Out since.

Once we heard Five Guys was in Orange County we started going there from time-to-time. It was a 20 mile drive to the store in Orange, but worth every bit of it. We've also eaten in Huntington Beach and Tustin. Having a store right down the street from us is going to be dangerous to my waistline.

1 comment:

Sam L. said...

I lived in the Riverside area in the early '80s and don't remember ever seeing an In-N-Out. Saw the t-shirts, though.