Order This, Not That: Five Guys

by in Dining Out, March 7, 2013

5 Guys Burger
This chain has been popping up all everywhere — there are over 1,000 locations nationwide. Find out what you should order when you stop by this booming burger and fry joint.

ORDER: Simple and “Little”

It’s tough to navigate this predominately high-calorie and high-sodium menu if you’re trying to stick to a healthy eating plan but it is possible.

If you’re itching for the Five Guys famous burger, the Bunless Little Hamburger is your best bet with 220 calories, 17 grams of fat, and 50 milligrams of sodium. Ask for veggie toppings like mushrooms, green peppers, onions, jalapeno, lettuce and tomatoes for between 3 to 10 calories each per serving.

If you’re more of a hot dog fan, the Bunless Hot Dog weighs in at 285 calories, 26 grams of fat and 800 milligrams sodium. Again, add veggies to add bulk to your meal with minimal calories.

Looking for a meatless dish? The Veggie Sandwich has 440 calories, 15 grams fat, and 1040 mg sodium.

NOT: Dressed-Up Burgers, Dogs and Fries

One of the highest calorie culprits on the menu is the Bacon Cheeseburger with 920 calories, 62 grams of fat and 1,310 milligrams of sodium – that’s 57% of your daily recommended max of sodium. And that’s before you add in the fries and soda.

You may want to think twice about grabbing Five Guys fries. Even the Little Fries are brimming with calories and fat with 526 and 23 grams, respectively. The Large Fry has an unbelievable 1,314 calories, 57 grams of fat and 1,327 milligrams of sodium. If you’re in the mood for French fries, your best bet is to split the Little size with 2 or 3 buddies. Also, for those allergic to peanuts the Five Guys website states that all fries are cooked in peanut oil.

For nutrition information for all their offerings, download Five Guy’s nutrition information.

TELL US: What do you order at Five Guys?

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Comments (475)

  1. Guest says:

    it's not like you're gonna eat there every day… do it in moderation and enjoy it when you DO go!

  2. tuffigirl says:

    I love 5 Guys little bacon burger but I don't like their fries… yikes! We get a small fry and split it so we can each have a couple… for whatever reason I can't eat a burger without fries or chips next to it. And since I only go about 3 times a year I'm going to enjoy my burger, bun, bacon and all !!

  3. Heather says:

    I don't go to 5 Guys for a healthy meal…I go for a burger and fries.

  4. I think I will be passing on trying their food.

    • bburger says:

      The food is worth trying, it is definitely a tasty meal. Just because it has so many calories doesn't mean it's inherently bad. Splurge here, cut it down somewhere else, and you'll find yourself a new favorite burger.

  5. Adrian says:

    Why do I get the feeling that the nutrition guidelines are meant for people who either work in an office or don't work out at all? Five Guys is pretty good, I don't eat there daily but have learned not to get the fries just before closing, you can end up with 3 lbs of fries…

  6. @Onyx127 says:

    I order a little cheeseburger with onions, tomatoes, lettuce, mustard, ketchup, and pickles. I have to have the fries, too, but I split them with the people I'm eating with. Good thing Five Guys doesn't sell milkshakes. That would be SOOOO many calories.

  7. T. Blosser says:

    Seriously, a trip to Five Guys should be a splurge, not a regular meal. My husband, son and I love their burgers and fries. I split my burger with my son and we all share a large fry, but we know it's not the healthiest meal. It just means we have lean proteins, veggies and whole grains only for the next couple of days. Everything in moderation does not mean that everything has to be light or low-calorie or low-sodium!

  8. Krystal says:

    Everything you say to eat is "bun-less", but you tempt us with a picture of a fully "bunned" burger ;)

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