Many folks swear by 'em, but these hamburgers are too firm and dry for my taste. Dressed in this case with pickles, tomato, ketchup, and mustard, the standard burger ($4.29) is a double, perhaps in part because Five Guys presses their patties flat and cooks them well done. By contrast, the hand-cut "single origin" fries — the source of each day's potatoes is printed on a blackboard by the front door — are softer than I like. Five Guys is certainly generous with their servings, though: A large ($3.99) filled a pint-sized cup, and nearly as many fries littered the bottom of the bag.
255 South Main St., Newtown, Connecticut
(one of many locations)