Folks, just about every chain has secret menu items these days. Five Guys — the Washington, D.C.–born burger chain — is no exception. From grilled cheese customizations and hot dog variations, here are the Five Guys menu hacks that you need to know about.
Just remember: Be nice to your Five Guys employees when attempting the Five Guys secret menu. Give them a break when they’re understaffed or in the middle of a lunch rush. You already know the vibes.
To call an aluminum Five Guys takeout container a bowl is a stretch, but if you’re cutting carbs, you can get your burger patty and all the fixings without the bun.
The Artery Annihilator
Order a bacon cheeseburger.
Ask for a halved hot dog on top.
This is pretty self explanatory. Order some of those peanut oil-laden French fries and ask for them well-done.
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Five Guys has Texas toast-esque bread on standby, so order your burger on that, rather than the traditional bun. Voilà, instant patty melt.
While you cannot get an actual Sloppy Joe at Five Guys, there’s a decent way to simulate it. Allegedly, this tastes just like the real thing. A little bit of hot sauce works here, too.
Order a burger with no cheese.
Add grilled peppers and onions, ketchup, and barbecue sauce.
The Double-Double Dupe
While you can attempt to recreate In-N-Out’s burger at Five Guys, I’d say you needn’t bother. Nobody can do what In-N-Out does. Nobody.
Order a cheeseburger and add an extra slice of American cheese.
Add lettuce, tomato, pickles, and grilled onions.
Mix ketchup, mayo, and relish together to create the special sauce.
Throw some melted cheese onto some fries along with that sauce to recreate Animal Fries.
When President Obama stopped at Five Guys, this is what he got.
- Order a cheeseburger with lettuce, tomato, jalapeño peppers, and mustard.
Though Five Guys doesn’t have the crucial ingredients of sport peppers and celery salt, you can still hack your way to a Chicago-style hot dog. And with free toppings and Five Guys' menu prices, it's a steal under $5.
Order a hot dog with tomato, relish, green peppers, pickles, mustard, and Cajun seasoning.
Double Grilled Cheeseburger
Start with any amount of beef patties you desire, and build your burger the way you like.
Then, instead of buns, ask for two grilled cheese sandwiches.
Go for a run.