Speaking of ground beef, Metro Detroiters will soon have another choice when it comes to deliciously clogging our arteries, Five Guys Burger and Fries.
Earlier this year alot of hype was generated by a SONIC drive-in opening shop in Southgate. Here’s the difference: SONIC makes good commercial and (in my opinion) average food where 5 Guys Burgers and Fries has done barely any advertising here in Michigan but makes award winning burgers. 5GBF was started by Jerry and Janie Murell and their four sons and sells nothing but burgers (and hot dogs), fries and cola, hence the name. Jerry and his sons left poor Janie out of the name, i’m guessing for purposes of iambic pentameter then two years after the Murells opened their burger chain they had a 5th son who replaced Jerry in the family business as the “fifth guy”.
5 Guys Burger and Fries has been voted best burger or fries by numerous publications out east including: Delaware Today Magazine, Charlotte City Magazine, Richmond Magazine, Philadelphia Magazine, The Liberty Champion wherever that is, and has been featured in the Washington Post.
Five guys is scheduled to open franchises across the Metro Detroit area in early 2009. In the mean time check out these other Local burger joints.
Little Brother’s Burgers
201 W 4th Steet Royal Oak MI
23500 Greater Mac Ave St. Clair Shores MI
30100 Gratiot Roseville MI
Abby Lane Gourmet Burgers
16890 15 Mile Road Fraiser MI
Telway Hamburger System
27000 John R Rd Madison Heights MI
6820 Michigan Ave. Dearborn MI
22941 Dequindre Rd. Hazel Park MI
Hunter House Hamburgers
35075 Woodward Ave. Birmingham MI
For more information on Five Guys Burgers and Fries visit www.fiveguys.com
*Thanks to Mark Parus for the heads up.