Back when I went to the beach with the youth group for a retreat last summer, I was exposed to the greatness that is Five Guys. My friend Brett led us to this oasis of goodness when we had a free afternoon. The burger I ate was so delicious, I came home and spread the news to everyone I could. A month later when my parents were evacuated for Gustav in Tuscaloosa, they happened upon a Five Guys. Remembering what I had told them, they stopped in and were equally amazed. My dad likes to get weird stuff on his burger, so of course he loved the grilled onions and the bell pepper options. Sadly, no Five Guys exists in the NOLA metro, so none of us have been able to enjoy the great burgers since.
The other day my friend Alisa mentioned Five Guys on her twitter page. She likes In N Out better, but I have had In N Out, and the only thing it has on Five Guys is the t-shirts. Reading about Five Guys got me googling, and I came to find out there is now a Five Guys in Biloxi. I emailed my parents Thursday and shared the news. Since I had gone to see Swell Season Thursday night, I didn’t get a chance to check my email until Friday morning. Both my parents had replied asking if I wanted to take a day trip to Biloxi, and since I had the day off work I figured ‘why not?’.
I called them up Friday morning and the plan was set in motion. I dropped my car off at Honda, and my parents picked me up. We made it to Five Guys and it was everything we had remembered. The bell peppers, the fries, the grilled onions, it was all there. We also found out while there that franchises for the NOLA metro had been sold, so there is hope of a Five Guys opening closer than Biloxi. No matter though, a day trip for a fantastic burger like that is completely worth it.