Five Guys to me is just a fast food burger. It might be a good fast food burger but it is still dry and brown in the middle. No better than In-and-Out and more expensive. People rave about it, maybe the one by my office is just crap.
It's better than the generic fast food places, but not a lot. I can't stand their fries. Greasy and limp, but they try to make up for that by giving you five pounds of them. Decent tasting burger but agreed that it's too dry. Nice char, ok to eat as long as you don't put 27 ingredients on top of it.
Looking forward to having an In-and-out double double in San Diego. It's been years. If you think of it as a fast food burger, then it's good. If you think of it as gourmet, then you're disappointed.
I'll be up in Seattle at the end of the year; I'll save that list of places. Or I'll just have Tom make me one.
OK, Weaze, where's the place in Ohio?