Five Guys and Their Fries

If you eat at the restaurant, “Five Guys,” you are well aware that you are eating at a fast-food chain and that the food does not hold much nutritional value, but do you know how unhealthy the food really is?

Let’s take a closer look at a popular Five Guys menu item – “Five Guys Style Fries.”

  • If you have a hearty appetite and opt for a Large Five Guys Fries (567 Grams), you will consume:
    • 1314 Calories
    • 57 Grams of Fat (88% U.S. Recommended Daily Value)
    • 10 Grams of Saturated Fat (50% U.S. Daily Value)
    • 6 Grams of Sugar (The AHA recommends consuming no more than 24-36 grams/day)
    • 1327 Milligrams of Sodium (55% U.S. Daily Value)

 


  • If you can’t handle a large, and opt for a Regular Five Guys Fries (411 Grams), you will eat:
    • 953 Calories
    • 41 Grams of Fat (63% U.S. Recommended Daily Value)
    • 7 Grams of Saturated Fat (35% U.S. Daily Value)
    • 4 Grams of Sugar (The AHA recommends consuming no more than 24-36 grams/day)
    • 962 Milligrams of Sodium (40% U.S. Daily Value)

  • If you downsize to a Little Five Guys Fries (222 Grams), you will nosh on:
    • 526 Calories
    • 23 Grams of Fat (35% U.S. Recommended Daily Value)
    • 4 Grams of Saturated Fat (20% U.S. Daily Value)
    • 2 Grams of Sugar (The AHA recommends consuming no more than 24-36 grams/day)
    • 531 Milligrams of Sodium (22% U.S. Daily Value)

If you ate one large order of these bad boys every week for a year, you would take in about 68,000 calories, which is equivalent to about 19 pounds of fat, all of it straight out of Five Guys’ deep fryer!

Ingredients

FRIESFive-Guys-Fries

  1. Potatoes
  2. Refined Peanut Oil
  3. Salt

KETCHUP (Optional)

  1. Tomato Concentrate From Red Ripe Tomatoes
  2. Distilled Vinegar
  3. High Fructose Corn Syrup
  4. Corn Syrup
  5. Salt
  6. Spice
  7. Onion Powder
  8. Natural Flavoring

FRY SAUCE (Optional)

  1. Water
  2. Mayonnaise (Soybean Oil, Eggs, Vinegar, Water, Salt, Egg Yolks, Sugar, Calcium Disodium EDTA/Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid as a preservative, Dried Garlic, Dried Onions, Natural Flavor)
  3. Tomato Paste
  4. High Fructose Corn Syrup
  5. Corn Syrup
  6. Distilled Vinegar
  7. Salt
  8. Food Starch-Modified
  9. Potassium Sorbate
  10. Sodium Benzoate (Preservative)
  11. Natural Flavor (Preservative)

Did you know?

Did you know that Five Guys started in 1986 and the “five guys” refers to founder Jerry Murrell’s five sons? The folks at Thrillist.com put together more random facts about the history of Five Guys. Take a look:

15 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT FIVE GUYS BURGERS AND FRIES

Thoughts?

I will pass on Five Guys, what about you? 

References:

  1. Five Guys Allergen and Ingredient Guide. (n.d.). Retrieved March 5, 2015, from http://www.fiveguys.com/media/73980/us_ingredient_allergenguide_2014.pdf
  2. Nutritional Information| Five Guys Burgers and Fries. (n.d.). Retrieved March 5, 2015, from http://www.fiveguys.com/menu/nutritional-information.aspx

 

 

 

Author Details
Founder and CEO of BambooCore
Jennifer is a certified NASM Personal Trainer, MovNat Trainer, and a C.H.E.K Holistic Lifestyle/Nutrition Coach. As the Founder and CEO of BambooCore Fitness, she delivers sustainable lifestyle, nutrition and movement strategies to people looking to improve their health and performance.

When she is not slaying fat and building muscle, Jennifer can be found trekking barefoot, traveling, cooking and refining her photography skills. She also enjoys reading and writing about food culture, history and the science of human movement.
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Founder and CEO of BambooCore
Jennifer is a certified NASM Personal Trainer, MovNat Trainer, and a C.H.E.K Holistic Lifestyle/Nutrition Coach. As the Founder and CEO of BambooCore Fitness, she delivers sustainable lifestyle, nutrition and movement strategies to people looking to improve their health and performance.

When she is not slaying fat and building muscle, Jennifer can be found trekking barefoot, traveling, cooking and refining her photography skills. She also enjoys reading and writing about food culture, history and the science of human movement.

Comments

  1. Balancer

    I’m with the last commenter – no one could possibly think Five Guys was meant to be healthy. That being said, as far as fast food gies, they’re one of the better options. The Little Fry isn’t terrible, so long as you balance it with other things in your diet. Case in point, I had a Five Guys Little Fry last night with my dinner, and while I did reach my overall calorie goal for the day, I was still 20 grams below my usual fat goal.

  2. Normal Person

    Hahahaha! Five Guys is my fave burger joint. I go there about once every 1-2 months. It’s absolutely awesome, lots of fat & calories. What I wanted to ask was…. why does this article read like the author thinks people go to Five Guys with the impression of eating healthily? No one has ever gone into Five Guys & said “Hey Jo, can you please serve me up a nice healthy lunch?” because anyone who did that would be a TOTAL AND COMPLETE MORON!

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