That's right, Five Guys Famous Burgers and Fries arrives this week, and they're bringing their peanuts with them (we'll explain later).
Born in D.C., Five Guys has already made a name for itself in parts south by focusing on the bare essentials executed to perfection. Exhibit A: fresh local beef, shipped direct to the store without ever passing through a freezer, hand-formed and grilled to order. Exhibit B: fries cut on-site and served up in floor-shaking portions. (But no trans fats...in case you were worried.) Bonus: Sautéed mushrooms, onions, and peppers, straight off the griddle, are free for the piling-on.
As for the aforementioned peanuts, you can find them in barrels around the store, salted and unsalted, to sate your pre-meal hunger pangs. They're always on-hand—especially useful when you're braving the lunchtime lines on an empty stomach. It's the "giveaway that keeps on giving."
The only people who aren't happy about it are a certain burger joint a few minutes west...
But a little variety never hurt anyone.