Don't get me wrong, I'm a huge fan of Five Guys and their fresh-meat burgers. But unfortunately the other day I was swindled by the short menu at a Manhattan location when I tried to order something different. My usual intake at Five Guys, no matter what store I'm visiting, is the Bacon Cheeseburger (confusing, but always a double). The size is perfect but sometimes I think that the bun might implode if I'm not careful. With this in mind I decided to order 2 Little Bacon Cheeseburgers, which are the same as the regular, 2 patty burger with only one patty.
This is where I got screwed (follow me here).
One Bacon Cheeseburger has 2 patties, 2 slices of cheese, and one bun for $8.45.
Two Little Bacon Cheeseburgers have 2 patties, 2 slices of cheese, and 2 buns for $13.20!
That means I basically paid an additional $4.75 for a cold bun.
The lesson learned here is that, although it's not cheap, the deal is in the regular, 2 patty burger. Stay away from the 'Little' rip-off burgers.
(Expert burger taster Kris smartly ordered the Bacon Cheeseburger, also listed on the receipt above)