Living out in the Fraser valley we don’t often get a lot of choice for fresh homemade style burgers unless you want to venture into a pub and even then you still might not get a homemade tasting burger. Recently there has been a few new places open up outside of the city that claim to have fresh homemade style burgers, such as Vera’s and Fatburger. I wasn’t really a fan of Vera’s in Pit Meadows, although I hear the original location still serves up some pretty good burgers. I have yet to try fat burger and based on their name it might take me a while to make the plunge.
Chilliwack has recently acquired a Five Guys Burger joint located at 8249 Eagle Landing Parkway, Unit 714, Chilliwack, BC V2P 7K6 and J and I happened to be in the area so we tried our luck with Five Guys. The restaurant itself was extremely packed. Every single table was full as well as people standing in line and also waiting for their orders. In my visit the restaurant ran like a well oiled machine and as far as I could see all the staff were working extremely hard, I read one bad review on urbanspoon but my visit was great.
I ordered a little cheeseburger with a load of various toppings. A little burger only means that you get one patty and a regular burger is two patties, but the actual size is the same. The burgers look and taste almost like they would at home. I was really impressed with the freshness of all the toppings and the bun. The vegetables are a little on the cold side but that me trying too hard to find something wrong.
J ordered the regular cheeseburger, which comes with two patties and he was just as impressed as I was.
We decided to share a regular sized fries and a word to the wise…don’t order a large, ever. Not only do they fill your fry container but they also give you an additional giant scoop of fries in your bag. I am not sure why they do this but it is definitely a bonus. It’s almost like getting 2 servings of fries.
We went during an extremely busy lunch rush on the last Saturday before Christmas when everyone is out and about shopping so the place was completely overtaken with customers. This resulted in burgers taking about 10 minutes which for me is just fine. I have waited longer in McDonalds line ups. These burgers are by no means gourmet and their toppings aren’t anything special but I think this is the closest thing to home made as you’re going to get if you don’t have a lot of time. I would definitely come back if I was in the area.